Ice or Fire?
A heart of stone...To not be affected by other's actions. By their words. This heart allows for you to cut yourself from other people and to never be affected by all the knives they try to wedge into your heart. Then again, with this heart, they cannot press those knives in. So, there's no pain. And there is no love...
A heart of flesh...To care about what others say, especially loved ones. To be affected by other's actions. This heart allows for you to know one of the most beautiful emotions in this whole world: L-O-V-E, Nat King Cole-style. Sorry, that's off topic (Though it's a great song!)...A heart of flesh feels pain. A heart of flesh is usually sensitive. It's easy to hurt somebody with this heart; whether or not you mean to hurt them.
So, cold or warm? There should never be an in-between. And in this case, we are not considering the lukewarm heart. We are considering the ice and the fire.
A person with a heart of stone is a bugbear to others (bugbear: an object or source of dread). After all, who likes the company of cold people (except for those of us who are weirdos)? But, a person with a heart of flesh draws us in. We want to talk to them. We want to be with them. They are a sunflower, and we are the hungry eyes. The eyes that are drawn to that yellow, to that light.
Personally, I would like to be a blessing to others. I want to be the reason they smile, the reason they laugh, and the reason their eyes glow. Also, I'm a hopeless romantic. And I want to be one.
What is more beautiful than love? What is more beautiful than a smile, especially the smile that is contained in the heart and shown through the eyes? What is more beautiful than somebody who is loving, caring, helpful, patient, faithful, and all those beautiful qualities that I'm not going to take the time to name now? These are qualities that are never manifested in a heart of stone; only in a heart of flesh.
So, for me, it is a heart of flesh. All. The. Way.