The brain is a mysterious thing. We still know so little about it or what it is capable of. Or so we’re told. But we spent years being told that we only use 10% of our brains and that is totally not true.
The part that interests me is how connections are made. You know how you can get sucked into YouTube or Wikipedia, bouncing from link to link? It can be Mental Floss or HGTV or whatever website or newsite with links. Bounce. Bounce.
At least sometimes those types of connections make sense. Sometimes.
This morning while I was getting ready, I sang a little jingle about what I was doing – then suddenly it didn’t end. It was a real tune out of the depths of my memory. When was the last time I heard Herman’s Hermits?
Isn’t it wonderful that YouTube can deliver up almost any song that is tickling our memory? At least if you can remember enough of it for the search feature to take you somewhere close. Does finding the song help you get rid of the earwig? I think it helps me, especially since I start bouncing around the links.
You never know where they will take you. Innocent link hoping nay start with musical memories. Then the truly weird happens.
I’m Henry the 8th I am! pops into my head for no good reason. Not a half hour later, I’m watching Last Hours in Suburbia and the ghost starts singing I’m Henry the 8th. It’s a silly coincidence but in my head, it seems so much more important. What’s the deep meaning behind I’m Henry the 8th I am? Is there any? Does there have to be?
Is it a human thing? Perhaps something we all share. Or maybe it’s just me. Seeking connections between trivial things. Wanting to make sense of the world.