I am not normally the kind of gal that would bring home a heart shaped anything. My usual response to heart shaped objects is to dismiss them as cheesy and sentimental. But something about the weight and color of this marble heart spoke to me so I brought it home. It feels strong and substantial. I decided that I was drawn to it because of my troubled state of mind and heavy heart so I am going to use it as an amulet. As a reminder to try to be open hearted when faced with challenging situations and people in my life.