Tuesday, February 06, 2007

More Mystery

The Rockrose Moon (A Serial Fiction) Part 27

Christian’s stupid cell phone keeps beeping. He leaves it here sometimes because it does mysterious things that his big grown man fingers can’t understand. Grrr…

Daniel Gilbert says in an interview about his book “Stumbling on Happiness” which I read (My aunt had a copy) “…It’s not surprising that the mind tends to focus on that which it doesn’t understand…It’s scanning the environment constantly for mysteries that it can solve. And once it solves them, it packs then away in a file drawer and looks for another. Your brain is very good at that.

But there is a catch: once things are understood, they tend to have less emotional consequence than when they’re not understood…By the same token, once we understand good things, they’re not quite as good as when they are delicious mysteries.”

So hey, instead of complaining about how you don’t understand every image in that beautiful mysterious poem you were recently forced to read, think of it as brain food.

And besides a supple brain is sexy.

Speaking of sexy, the way Alban Gerhardt plays the cello here is sexy. I’d play tennis with him any day.

I finally got “Book of Longing” by Leonard Cohen from the library after waiting two months. Who read it I wonder, what mysteries were they trying to solve?

The Moon

The moon is outside.
I saw the great uncomplicated thing
when I went to take a leak just now.
I should have looked at it longer.
I am a poor lover of the moon.
I see it all at once and that’s it
for me and the moon.


Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Another little taste of brain food, right here! But mysterious more so than difficult, I believe.

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