January 27, 2012 5:00 AM

Kalispell doc co-authors book on heart, symbolism

Indeed, all life is a matter of the heart. Perhaps because of this biological certainty, that life ends when the heart stops, humans regard the heart as much more than simply an organ. It is a symbol of love and a metaphor applied to everything from athletic achievement to courage to despair. And it’s always present, beating inside our chests, until that final moment when the rhythm ends.

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