James, my dad and my grandmother before him both suffered from enlarged hearts. I thought of this because of the quote you mentioned about how symbols contain meanings that can dilate the heart when surpassing the brain. I would agree. My dad lived a life heavily immersed in symbols and mathematics and in translating the math into real architecture/buildings when figuring construction plans and also loved folklore and folk music and was so into religious symbols in his spirituality. This reminds me about how the symbols in language can sometimes fit the myth in our lives and vice-versa. So often we feel in symbols as much as we think in symbols.