Frederick Tamagi’s “Heartbreak” started out as a study on the egg as a metaphor for the heart, because Tamagi was thinking about how fragile a heart is, and how easily an egg can break. But an egg also represents a hatchery, or a place where the dreams and visions we have as people reside and are born. Then he started thinking about the imagery of Humpty Dumpty and how fragile we are as people.
But our dreams, identity and the essence of who we are that resides in our spiritual heart is really strong and resilient and protected by something mysterious that we don’t know until we do something to artificially manipulate it, or others come along and artificially manipulate it and they can destroy it. But left on its own, it is life itself, and will survive and flourish.