Corpus Callosum: bridge between worlds
Ode to the corpus callosum
whose bridge is the brains' overfly
if it weren't for the corpus callosum
we couldn't see eye to eye
For left is left and right is right
and ne'er the twain would meet
but for the corpus callosum
they'd be no two-way street...
It's a quarter of a century or so since I first was enthralled by the corpus callosum. I think it was in one of Peter Russell's early books, The Brain, in which he cited documented evidence of the corpus callosum growing more effective (measurably thickening) in its bridging role between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, when an individual clears destructive patterns and behaviors.
Think how many ways you bridge between 'worlds' in a day. I, for instance, am happily partnered with a man who thinks in spreadsheets while I think in water-whirls (or something) and it's very cool to see that for the most part we have no trouble at all bridging between our very different modes in some delightful auric overlap.
I have wielded some sort of camera since I was 11 years old because delightful imagery (and what is delightful is a very personal thing) is an unending source of nourishment for me. So I continue decades on, to capture what is emotionally evocative/appealing/scintillating, and derive a special satisfaction from knowing that what I am doing is inherently a workout for my wired corpus callosum!
*Peter Russell remains on the leading edge of thought, a vibrant visionary and a great role model for eldership.
Peter Russell and Spirit of Now website