peektuttut: (T; Smarts. I got 'em.)
Tim Drake ([personal profile] peektuttut) wrote2012-02-22 09:57 pm

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Now that we've had some distance from the horrors...I used to wonder how we came up with the heart symbol. You know, like this. [He holds up both hands, thumbs and forefingers pressed together to form a <3 shape.] Doesn't look remotely like a real heart, so it had to come from somewhere.

It started with a fig or ivy leaf - if you squint, you can see it here-- [he holds up a book, and on one page, a fig leaf; he flips forward a few pages, and shows an ivy leaf] See? People were using these in art, as early as...I think the third millennium B.C.E., and by the middle ages, people had turned a leaf into a symbol of romantic, courtly love.

[He shrugs, then reaches forward - not to the device, but to his computer. He fiddles for a moment, then pulls the communicator down so that it gets a view of his computer screen.]



This is a cardioid. Actually, you could call it a lot of things, but it boils down to math being romantic. Happy Valentine's Day, I guess, a little late.

[And a couple hours later, he will add with none of the earlier levity,] David's disappeared. I assume his friends already realized. I'm sorry I didn't say something sooner.

[Private to Regina]

So...Can we just forget that whole thing happened?

[Private to Cissie]

Two years ago today. [Why yes, he's being vague to catch your attention.]
championoftime: (7 - mulling)

[personal profile] championoftime 2012-02-23 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
So often there are those relationships where one wishes to go back to the beginning, to stay there and find what it is that they've felt they lost and then it turns out that they're unable to. Imagine that sort of uniform understanding where you easily could.
championoftime: (7 - quiet)

[personal profile] championoftime 2012-02-23 06:39 am (UTC)(link)
[That's a good lad, Tim.] Usually I get murder attempts on my person. Perhaps I could have done better.
championoftime: (7 - so very perplexed)

[personal profile] championoftime 2012-02-23 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
That's why I'm more of a theoretical romantic who postulates ideas rather than an active participant in the field.
championoftime: (7 - this tastes of mud)

[personal profile] championoftime 2012-02-24 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
Less heartsache involved, I believe.

[This is a lie. He pines. Oh does he pine.]