EL CORAZÓN en español.
HEART in English
Both words technically mean the same thing.
Scrape the surface and an entire culture is revealed.
Heart — Valentine’s Day. Cupid. Bobby “Hearts” Judy. I “Heart” NY.
El Corazón – passionate, loving, hot, intense and sometimes painful. It’s stripped of sentimentality. It is a physical organ, a beating heart, maintaining life. But it also is magical. The heart integrates and informs all aspects of a person, mind, will, emotions. El Corazón is the core or center of a person and the source of ultimate understanding. To understand the dynamics of Mexican spirituality is to understand El Corazón and the spiritual transformation that emerges.
Central to the Catholic faith. Some hearts are pierced by swords. St. Sebastian’s and Our Lady of Sorrows Corazón are filled with dolor, a deep resonate pain.
Corozones can also take wing, held aloft by love. Amor.