Monday, September 13, 2010

In My Brain

The lovely Sayre of  Sayre Smiles is the host of this week's Fun Monday event. For the topic, Sayre is asking us to tell about our favorite body part. In considering my answer, I thought about my aging anatomy. I like most of the parts of my body and no particular part stands out specifically. Other people mention parts of my physique in an enviable way... my long fingers, my long legs, my big blue eyes, and my posterior which fortunately is not fat. Other than the parts that do not function properly (like my presbyopic eyes and my aching back) , overall I like how the old bod is put together. So dear Sayre. I hope that this is not cheating, but the part that I like best is my brain.

What brings me to this conclusion? My brain allows me to compose this post in a variety of ways. Deep in the inner recesses of the gray matter, my brain is producing thoughts, ideas, and words to include in the post. My brain also allows me to formulate the ideas and words into sentences and relatively coherent paragraphs. My brain even lead me to the decision to highlight this body part in today's post.

My brain tells me how to put one foot in front of the other to amble through my home on this fine Monday morning. My brain permits me to glance out the window and enjoy the beauty of my neighborhood. My brain encourages me to enjoy the brisk fall day. However, my brain reminds me that this is actually still summer in northwest Indiana even though the old brain is interpreting the messages from the neurons about the status of the temperature.

My brain allows me to reminisce about my oldest son's toddlerhood comment about his brain. (Our almost two year-old often would come up with quite complex thoughts.) His amazed and adoring parents would ask, "How did you know that?" He would respond, "because I have a big smart." His amused parents then would ask, "Where is your big smart?" Our young genius would regale his parents with this comment, "in my brain."

Thus, my favorite body part is my brain. Strangely, my brain is probably my least favorite part as well. In my brain, I obsess over a variety of fears such as "Did I leave the burners on , "Is the garage door open?", or "Is the Panini  maker plugged in?" I ponder over the possibility of bringing home bedbugs from motels and serving Salmonella or E. coli contaminated food to my loved ones. I agonize over conversations concerned that I may have hurt someone's feelings. Furthermore, my dyslexic brain does not know my right from my left leaving me directionally challenged. Although my deficient thinking has these inadequacies, overall I appreciate the miraculous organ that allows me to love and enjoy my life.

Here is a picture of my brain. Well you know, it is inside the gray head. 
(The brain that allows me to love and adore my grandchildren.)

I am looking forward to reading other Fun Monday posts. Thank you Sayre for keeping the Monday tradition alive.

8 comments:

Sayre said...

This was WONDERFUL, Molly! I agree, the brain is what makes it all happen (bossy thing, isn't it?). It was actually one of the parts I have considered to be my best as the rest of me isn't much to look at anymore.

Adorable baby... I love that little tiny stage!

Faye said...

Hi Neighbor! The older we get the more important it is to encourage healthy brain functioning, isn't it? Keep learning and stretching is my motto as well. I wish I only had one chin and a smaller butt, but if I had to choose I'd go with keeping brain power. Glad you're still enjoying the important things, Molly--like that little bundle of grandchild.

Janis said...

Thanks for a very important reminder of what is the most vital part of our bodies. Yes our brains do rule us, but without it, where would we be??? Have to keep the gray matter in working order. Thanks for sharing and great shot of you with your grandbaby!

Janis said...

Thanks for a very important reminder of what is the most vital part of our bodies. Yes our brains do rule us, but without it, where would we be??? Have to keep the gray matter in working order. Thanks for sharing and great shot of you with your grandbaby!

Margaret said...

I think we all have a love/hate relationship with our brains.

Jill said...

You're a genius. Here I wrote about my big ol belly. lol. Please keep playing fun Monday!

flowerschi said...

this is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Good job. Every action in one way or another starts in the "big smart" with our head. The love of other parts cames from that beginning.