Empathemian, Santa Cruz, CA

The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.

Braise Pascal’s “Pense” is well-known for “Man is a thinking reed.”

This does not mean that humans are great because they can think, unlike animals and plants.

Pascal says:

It only takes a drop of water to crush a reed.
Man is noble because he knows his own weakness.”

The first step is to open the heart to empathy, which encompasses reason.

That is the reasoning of the heart.

I am a reed.