Thursday, January 31, 2013

Link 62

• The Who: Jill O'Connell
• The Where: Boston, MA
• The Link: "We were walking home today from doing a few errands and I INSTANTLY thought of you. There is a fence right next to our building that, to me, looks very much like hearts. I was excited to be able to send them your way and to be able to help build up your collection."

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Link 61

• The Who: Jilliann Markey
• The Where: Washington, DC
• The Link: "I took it over Christmas while I was making enchiladas for the family and immediately thought of you, Ryan, and Lorenzo. We had purchased homemade tortillas and this one was clearly heart shaped."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Link 60

• The Who: Lindsay Schauer
• The Where: San Francisco, CA --> Santiago, Chile
• The Link: "Happy New Year, my love. I know last year was a really hard one for you. I can only hope this next one brings a light at the end of the tunnel--and whatever that light holds, I hope you are careening toward it through the darkness right now. I hope it is blindingly bright and absolutely wonderful. You deserve some of that... You are always in my heart. Sisters for life!"

Link 59

• The Who: Courtney Anderson
• The Where: Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "A cement patch for a hole with a simple + bold affirmation."

Links 57 & 58

• The Who: Evie and Emily
• The Where: Houston, TX
• The Link: "Hearts everywhere. We love you!!!!!"

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Link 56

• The Who: Anjelika
• The Where: Washington, DC
• The Link: "Hearts in the snow in DC for you."

Friday, January 25, 2013

Link 55

• The Who: Becky Wolozin
• The Where: Colombo, Sri Lanka
• The Link: "At a short rest stop while traveling with a group of classmates in Sri Lanka, I was walking through the parking by myself looking for some much needed down time on an exhilarating but draining two week trip. I passed some food stalls and looked up, and this heart jumped out at me. It took my breath away -- it was so perfect and came at just the right time, when I needed it most. In a whirlwind adventure, it centered me and brought me back to earth."

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Link 54

• The Who: Shana Parkes
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "My view from the rocking chair, out the window, to Townsend Street. Everyday I see this heart in the branches. Sometimes the angular edges glow in afternoon light, and I can spot it right away. And sometimes it takes a subtler stand, like today, when the clouds cover the sun in a promise of rain. At times like this, I have to search a bit before my eyes arrive at the familiar shape. When it finally comes into focus, I realize that I've been holding my breath, like a little ritual of respect. I love that seeing this heart made of branches depends entirely on my vantage, both physically and mentally. One small shift to the left or right, or in and out of active observation, and it's gone. A good micro-lesson in life perspective. Everyday, I sit with Maren and see this heart and think of you, @chilejenn, and the #chainlinkheartproject. And I smile."

Link 53

• The Who: Patty Cullen
• The Where: Portola Valley, CA
• The Links:

"From my heart to yours."

"The heart can see what is invisible to the eye."

Monday, January 21, 2013

Link 52

• The Who: Kimberley Morris Rosen
• The Where: Menlo Park, CA
• The Link: Much love, always.

(Heart Stones by Josie Iselin (Abrams, 2007)

Link 51

• The Who: Liz Ryan
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "Right here at The Sycamore."

Link 50

• The Who: Katie Battle
• The Where: London, England
• The Link: "I put heart-shaped carrots in my soup to make me feel better faster :)"

Links 48 & 49

• The Who: Laura Balian and Ginger Arguello
• The Where: San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA --> Santiago, Chile
• The Link: One of the cool things about living in Chile is that Christmas cards keep arriving well into the New Year. And when those cards are filled with hearts, all the better! <3<3

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Link 47

• The Who: Mama Massoni
• The Where: Nashville, TN
• The Link: "We were speaking your name."

Link 46

• The Who: Pegi
• The Where: Nashville, TN
• The Link: "Thinking of you."

Link 45

• The Who: Tabbi
• The Where: Nashville, TN
• The Link: "Watching football with the manager of Kiss. The chain continues."

Link 44

• The Who: Paul Jansson
• The Where: Chile
• The Link: "Amanda mentioned some time ago your heart project and I just wanted to share this picture of my kids forming a heart in the swimming pool. Hope you like it."

Link 43

• The Who: Leslie Forman
• The Where: Valparaiso, Chile 
• The Link: "On a recent trip to Valparaiso, we stumbled upon this plaza of hearts. It's on Cerro Cumming, just a few blocks above downtown. It reminded me of you."

Link 42

• The Who: Lisanne Scafine
• The Where: Santa Fe, NM
• The Link: "Hearts and crosses."

Link 41

• The Who: Emily in Chile
• The Where: Santiago de Chile
• The Link: "I was walking home from CrossFit today and thinking about sending you an email to wish you a good trip to Mexico and in that moment when you were on my mind, I saw a heart. I actually walked past it, but it caught the corner of my eye and made me turn back. So this is a heart sending you off on your trip with lots of love and hoping you have a fabulous time!"

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Link 40

• The Who: Jocelyn Hoppa
• The Where: Media, PA
• The Link: "I was walking home from work one evening and spotted this message drawn into the freshly fallen snow. Nice to imagine who or what inspired it."

Link 39

• The Who: Lindsey Buttles
• The Where: California
• The Link: "With love."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Link 38

• The Who: Lynsey Barkoff
• The Where: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
• The Link: "It was actually Sarie's hat. Kendra brought it down here and we were looking at it. Suddenly, we both go 'Hey, there is a heart on it.' After I posted it I was thinking about how connected we all are in the world. As human beings. I am here in Mexico, posting a photo to people seeing it all over the U.S. and most importantly you in Chile. I have always loved the shape and symmetry of hearts... but they are not always symmetrical or perfect. I have been looking since you started the project; however, today, when I was not 'looking' for a heart... one appeared."

Monday, January 7, 2013

Link 37

• The Who: Stephen Massoni
• The Where: Brooklyn, NY
• The Link: "Thinking of you."

Link 36

• The Who: Emily
• The Where: Katy, TX
• The Link: "My heart sighting happened as I was unloading my two sick girls out of the car last night. Exhausted, I looked down and saw the heart beneath my car. The shape was so reminiscent of the ones you see on the streets of Chile. It made me feel connected to the life that you live a continent away from me!"

Link 35

• The Who: Mama Massoni
• The Where: Stanford Mall, Palo Alto
• The Link: "Accommodating customer in front of me at check-out. When I asked her if I could add her hearts to a special heart project, she smiled and then asked that I tell her about it. She gifted me the opportunity to whisper Lorenzo's name, your story and his."

Link 34

• The Who: Laura Lee Mattingly
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "I have no idea where it came from, but when I saw it I felt like maybe someone somewhere was thanking me for my hard work this week. I'll keep it on my desk as a little reminder that my work is appreciated, even on the days when it doesn't feel like it!"

Link 33

• The Who: Emily
• The Where: Los Angeles, CA
• The Link: "Because I believe so greatly that you will become a mother, I bought this onesie for you at Kitson. The second I saw it, I knew it belonged to you. I will keep it safe here in Texas until that special day that I can give it to you. I love you sooooooo much."

Friday, January 4, 2013

Link 32

• The Who: Ellie
• The Where: Houston, TX
• The Link: "When pressed, this wand lights up the heart in the middle. It may be cheesy, but when Ellie waves it, I feel like that wand could make wishes come true."

Link 31

• The Who: From Me to Ginger Arguello to Me
• The Where: San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "I was going through my stuff and found this card from my bridal shower. It's perfect that it's from YOU in 2010. And there is even your signature heart there too :)"

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Link 30

• The Who: Anna and Aleena
• The Where: Berkeley, CA
• The Link: "My sister found this heart at the tot park where I take Ari almost every day. It's part of a mosaic that covers one of the walls, but I had never noticed it before. I had told her about the Chain-Link Heart Project, and she spotted it during her first visit to the park with us. When I took this picture, I was feeling happy and blessed to be out on a sunny winter day with my sweet sister, who I don't get to see very often. I like this heart because it seems to be full of good energy and playful spunk, like a Keith Haring Heart."

Link 29

• The Who: Mary Elizabeth
• The Where: Near Santa Barbara, Ca
• The Link: "Whole, living, organic food holds the vibration of Divine Consciousness in material form. The ultimate goal of Conscious Nutrition is to create health and well-being by raising our personal vibration. Food not only nourishes our bodies, it has the power to transform our consciousness! We are what we eat!!"

Link 28

• The Who: Brad Medina
• The Where: Palo Alto, CA
• The Link: "I found this today as I was logging onto an account. Made me think of you. This is the first heart I have seen. Saw it the same day as Mom."

Link 27

• The Who: Mama
• The Where: Portola Valley, CA
• The Link: "I stopped by Ladera Nursery on the way to my office today. Both Mercedes and Mary greeted me from the counter. They never fail to touch my heart when they ask about you, and they always do. I wished them a Happy New Year, looked down, and there they were, the first hearts of 2013. Finally!"

Link 26

• The Who: Carla Massoni
• The Where: Chestertown, MD
• The Link: "Since our new bakery has opened, I go down every morning around 11 for a latte. The machine they use is one of the great ones from Florence. I love this quiet time -- and take the cup up to my gallery. When you started the 'Heart' project for Lorenzo, I started looking for hearts -- and I am soooo unobservant!! I know why I run a gallery instead of create work for it. Well, I am bringing the coffee up the gallery stairs and I pause to take the first breath of latte foam into my mouth -- and through my crossed eyes -- floating on the surface -- there is Lorenzo's heart! It almost felt like communion. I let the foam rest gently in my mouth and sent my thoughts towards the heavens."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Link 25

• The Who: Yabome Casper and Cate Guimaraes
• The Where: Beth Israel Hospital, Union Square, New York, NY
• The Link: "Sharing a bit of chocolate love with Cate before she goes into emergency surgery to repair two severed tendons in her hand."

Link 24

• The Who: Courtney Anderson
• The Where: At the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Driver and Kezar Drive, San Francisco, CA
• The Link: "In the moment of photographing this heart I thought of the growing, hurting, feeling, reflecting, messing up and keeping on we all do. Being honest and direct with yourself and others is deep kindness and love. I drew this heart from 'no stopping' paint drops that hadn't fully dried yet. I hope others pause at this intersection and remember to have heart, take heart, and appreciate love. It's the artery for Martin Luther King Junior Drive into our other San Francisco city streets."

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Link 23

• The Who: Whitney Kopf
• The Where: Santa Barbara, CA
• The Link: "I have been fortunate enough to have a very quiet holiday at home with lots of long walks on the beach with the dogs. On our walks we have been taking extra time to reflect on life and all the things we have to be grateful for. These walks are a time I am reminded of how surrounded by love we are."