When you think of the heart as a vessel, what do you think your heart carries? Humans sometimes say the heart broke or cracked after they experienced grief. If your heart broke or cracked, can you consider it to have broken *open*? If it broke open, what is there? If you were to fill the expanded vessel (the cracks giving more room and space inside), with what would you fill it? If you were to look through the cracks — either into the heart or outside of it — what do you see? If you take the time to tend and re-shape this vessel to cultivate the space inside, what do you think would happen? What do you need to do in order for that tending to happen? What would tending it mean to you?