Or: Doesn't Everyone Think This Way?
By Janet Fogg
I rarely have my radio on in the car, and a few days ago, radio most definitely off, a talk show host spoke to me. Was this some sort of Candid Camera game? I glanced at nearby cars as I pressed the mute button, and once again, blessed silence. The stoplight changed to green and as I drove on through the intersection, again, he spoke! Was my radio possessed? I pressed mute a third time and a few seconds later the bloviating invaded my car yet again. Definitely possessed! Or was this the first sign of an alien invasion? Or… or… sentience! A yellow Camaro cruised nearby and it was time for my car to transform.
All of that and more flitted through my mind with each burp of life from the radio. Did I ever really consider it was simply a wayward computer chip? Nah. Where's the fun in that? I then wondered whether everyone’s mind works in this fashion, or whether it’s a manifestation of story tellers.
When I shared the tale with my Sisters of the Quill, one speculated that it might simply be a right-brain versus left-brain function and that those who are predominantly “left brained” might not link such random stories to a cranky radio. So if "left-brainers" tend toward logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy, and "right-brainers" are more creative, then my right-brain must have been steering the car on that hot afternoon.
What do you think? Does your imagination run rampant during such simple events?
Regardless of whether I’m right or left brained, or a blend of both, I do know that I’m looking forward to the next time I go for a drive…