The Hidden Heart


This photo was taken on February 13, 2016, at 7:28 AM.

The location was in the lobby of a very nice hotel on Capital Hill in Washington DC.

The "Take It!" came as I walked very carefully across the richly grained marble floor of this hotel that I had walked into countless times before. The extra care came from it being below freezing outside with wind blowing and a light snow on the ground, making my rubber soled shoes a bit less sure in how they came to grips with the smooth, polished, marble surface. My visual focus was with each step, thus a more keen set of eyes was at work.  

This heart showed itself, with its bits of trailing ribbons, on the day before Valentine's Day. A more fitting find, I have never experienced.  

The After Take: Is one that I am still trying to get my head around, but am overjoyed in being able to share this happy photo with you.

I am in hopes that each of you has someone you will reach out to, on this very special day, and let them know, you love them.  

All my best,


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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Gabe (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:41)

    Thats a cool picture. It looks exactly like a heart....good find.

  • #2

    MHampy (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:43)

    You took this picture the day before Valentines day, what a great find. Absolute perfect timing!

  • #3

    Sally (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:46)

    Our younger children really get a kick out of these pics. I remember after the first marble floor pic you posted, our kids went into our kitchen and bathrooms looking for anything their growing little imaginations could find.

  • #4

    Livin4love (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:48)

    Awww how cute, what a fun photo.

  • #5

    Jim (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:50)

    I mean really, its almost like it was meant to be found. The day before valentines day!?!? The universe doesn't allign much better than that.

  • #6

    thatoneguy (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:54)

    i posted this one on twitter on v day it reminded me of those lil heart candys

  • #7

    Teri (Friday, 19 February 2016 17:57)

    Oh dang, I was too busy to take a look on Valentine's Day. I'm going to share this with my husband.

  • #8

    Treehugger (Friday, 19 February 2016 18:03)

    Happy Belated Valentines day everybody!