Last night, before my boyfriend Michael and I left for our weekly food-shopping, I overheard him using his brain to say to Harley …
What is it, my precious pea-brain?
… which got my brain going, like so:
- Are cats’ brains the size of peas, as Michael has been mentioning since the day I met him?
- If cats’ brains are the size of peas, does that mean that all the intelligence and soul I see in them is a figment of my own brain?
- If cats’ brains are the size of peas, what kind of peas are we talking about?
- If cats’ brains are the size of peas, what vegetable are dogs’ brains the size of?
- If cats’ brains are the size of peas, what vegetable are human brains the size of?
Regarding that last question, I’m thinking maybe cauliflower, but I wasn’t brainy enough to get a picture of that last night.
- If human brains are the size of a large vegetable (not pictured), how do they create and comprehend all the things my brain encountered at the supermarket?
How would you use your human brain to guess what that last item is?
Speaking of human brains, here’s Al, whom we see on Sundays at the supermarket:
Al is always brainy enough to open every carton of eggs, to make sure they’re okay. Last night, I used my brain to ask Al how he uses his brain when he inspects those eggs. Then, Michael and Al used their brains, as follows:
Michael: Here’s how I make sure the eggs here are good, Al. I lick them.
Al: You want to know the best way to test eggs? Bounce them off the floor.
At this point, how do you use your brain to comprehend Michael’s, Al’s and/or my brains? What about your own brain?
Now I need to use my brain, one more time, to choose a song for today’s brainy post.
Using my brain to look back at this post, I could
… but my brain has noticed that videos from the brains of certain artists tend to go away, in these posts.
So how about this brainy song?
Now, I have to use my brain:
- to interact with animals and humans,
- for my work as a therapist at a Boston hospital, and
- to prepare for my conference workshop this Saturday about the therapy groups I’ve created with my brain (and my heart).
Brainy thanks to Michael, Al, Harley the cat, Faxy the dog, The Wizard of Oz, peas and brains and hearts of all sizes, artisans and artists known as Prince, cauliflower (not pictured), and you — of course! — for bringing your brain (and the rest of you) here, today.