See a Heart, Share a Heart
It all started with a splat of melted chocolate ice cream and a handy camera phone. A snapshot of a heart-shaped pool of chocolate soon became a blog full of similar heart finds, which in turn became this book. The cover image of pastels is the only one that really seems intentionally made—the others are more fortuitous finds. There are many hearts formed with light and shadow, leaf shapes, or holes eaten out of leaves. There are sidewalk cracks, paint splatters, and chips where paint has broken off. At the end, Telchin tells the stories of just a few of his heart finds. The front and back end pages are filled with thumbnail images that combine to show a veritable rainbow of hearts.
This book is a celebration of discovery, learning to see beauty and love all around. It’s a profound message for such a simple concept, but it really, really works. It’s a lovely book to flip through, and it makes me want to go out and find some hearts, too. Actually, I’m reminded of a picture I took years ago of spilled salt that fell into a heart shape. This joyful book is a true work of heart.