February 09, 2023

In the spirit of Valentines Day...

By Rina Ward
In the spirit of Valentines Day...
... even if I don’t have any heart shaped jewellery, I think my cockle/surf clam jewellery can pass for one.
Because what shape do you see when you find a complete close cockle shell? A ❤️!
Which brings us to the saying warms the cockles of one’s heart.
The term warm the cockles of one's heart dates back to the mid-1600s, a time when scientific texts were often written in Latin. The Latin term cochleae cordis means ventricles of the heart, and most probably, the word cochleae was corrupted as cockles. ❤️❤️