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The Meaning of Zero: A Love Poem

Hey you. I hope you had a nice weekend. I am so happy that summer is here and that I can spend it in Greenpoint. I’ve been having crazy vivid dreams lately, it must be because of the full moon. I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately and thought of you when I read this one. I hope you like it too.

The Meaning of Zero: A Love Poem
by Amy Uyematsu

      —Is where space ends called death or infinity?
                    Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions

A mere eyelid’s distance between you and me.

It took us a long time to discover the number zero.

John’s brother is afraid to go outside.
He claims he knows
the meaning of zero.

I want to kiss you.

A mathematician once told me you can add infinity
to infinity.

There is a zero vector, which starts and ends
at the same place, its force
and movement is impossible
to record with 
rays or maps or words.
It intersects yet runs parallel
with all others.

A young man I know
wants me to prove
the zero vector exists.
I tell him I can’t,
but nothing in my world
makes sense without it.

Feliz Dos de Mayo!

Feliz Dos de Mayo, Hart Beat!! Today is one of my favorite days of the year and I am so excited to share it with all of you! Dos de Mayo was one of my favorite holidays I celebrated while I was studying in Madrid and every year when it rolls around it takes me back right back to that time and place. I can remember so clearly sitting in a plaza in Malasana watching the sun go down, drinking beers and laughing more than I ever have in my life.

For the past two summers I’ve gone back to visit Madrid and as much as I love the city it has never been exactly the same. So this post, more than any other on Hart Beat, goes out to the wonderful people that I got to meet and share that spring with. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and have a cerveza for me. Vale?

Photos I took in Madrid last summer. Want to come back with me this fall, Hart Beat?

If you’ve gotta go, go now

Hey Hart Beat, guess what? I did it. I found the perfect song for you. I thought I loved J. Tillman as much as possible but then I heard this cover of the Bob Dylan song “If You’ve Gotta Go, Go Now.” Below you will find one of those songs that only comes around once in a blue moon. I love it so much that I want to personally send it to everyone of you reading the blog tonight. Seriously, this one is for you.

J. Tillman sings “If You’ve Gotta Go, Go Now”