Manganese my Inquisitive Love, has been used for thousands of years.

It’s a metal formed in stars just before supernova occurs.

We need very tiny amounts of it in us to live and so do plants for photsynthesis.

It was used 20,000+ years ago as manganese oxide pigment in cave paintings.

Finally it is crucial to making steel malleable and workable. Like a softening agent.

So to speak of manganese and love together, suits metaphorically for the softening of one’s hardened heart  in our modern cold-as-steel world.

Of course we needed no softening of our hearts for one another…

Xander G.