“Physically, a heart does not break. As we have seen, it fails, it suffocates for lack of oxygen, it becomes old and flabby and incapable, it turns to stone – but it does not break. It’s a muscle. But spiritually and emotionally, the broken or wounded heart is one of the most striking images in human history. In romantic love, Cupid shoots his wicked arrow into the heart, and humans fall in love with each other” (Louisa Young, The Book of the Heart. p.165)

Image: Anna Furse Performs an Anatomy Act, A Show and Tell, Dublin 2016. Photo: Abigail Denniston.