Did you know that March has been declared “Brain Awareness Month”? I sure didn’t.
That is, until an email popped into my inbox on March 22nd declaring, “March is Brain Awareness Month!”
I repeat… on March 22nd.
Is anyone else sensing a little irony here?
The email went on to tell me that The Society of Neuroscience has pronounced March 12-18 as “Brain Awareness Week”.
Is anyone “aware” that that was last week?
Here we are rounding the final turn toward April, and NOW they tell us. We could have been celebrating our full brain awareness all month long! Alas... such lost opportunities.
At any rate, let us take some time out right now to celebrate brains. Don’t you just love ‘em? They’re so dang helpful for things like, well, thinking…creating… breathing… or having awareness of important dates.
And yet, some of our most memorable characters of film and print are clearly cases of “brains gone rogue”. For example, Dory in Finding Nemo is endearing precisely because her noggin is so defective. And who, besides Dory, could forget Rain Man? Then of course, there is the scarecrow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz who claimed to have no brain at all – and yet managed enough “awareness” to notice that his “thinker thingy” had, in fact, gone AWOL.
And while a neuropsychologist could create an entire career out of the cast from Alice in Wonderland, who wouldn’t want to have the brains of Hermione Granger for just one day?
so wonderfully pink,
the more you use ‘em
the more you think!
Clearly, my brain just had its own rogue moment.
PROMPT: Celebrate your brain today – with awareness! Just think, I can give you an alphabet of only 26 letters and your brain could come up with the greatest story ever told. Or I can hand you just three primary colors and your brain could paint a masterpiece. Or… it can spend all of its time playing Angry Birds… It’s up to you.