In The Artist Way, Julia Cameron suggests us to write our morning pages every morning in order to “let our Artist Brain play”, because our Logic Brain tends to take over our senses. One of her example was the fall forest and how our Logic Brain responds to the message of the synapses after the stimulus”fall forest” by the color analysis of the fall forest. Whereas the Artist Brain would appreciate more the splendor of the spectacle.
However, during my hiking trip I realized that my Brain was far more logical that Julia Cameron’s example: I was thinking about the winter and how Trees, preparing themselves for the cold winter, cut the sap in the leaves, and how the photosynthesis stops, causing the degradation of green chlorophyll and the apparence of secondary pigments.
I thought that my scientific specialization in High School was far behind, but obviously my Logic Brain stocked a lot of information!
Despite my fascination for forest life I still enjoyed the beauty of the early fall in the White Mountains…
Posted by Claire on September 18, 2011
While I step into my first week of Master’s Class in Global Marketing, Communication and Advertising at Emerson College, I could not help learning about the city that will be mine for several months (or years maybe…).
For Bostonian residents the Charlie Card is part of the daily routine, but where does this name come from? In Paris, where I come from, the transportation card is called “imagine-R” but the imaginary story of Charlie is far most meaningful… and imaginRy!
Indeed, Charlie was the fictional hero of a protesting folk song in 1949 “MTA”. The Historical background of this song is the financial shortfall for the Metropolitan Transit Authority which began to charge the customers both coming in and coming out. “MTA” was a song written as a campaign song for the Progressive Party candidate to point out this scandalous fare increase: Poor Charlie did not take enough money to pay when exiting the trolley and was never able to return home.
Sure the MBTA has an ironic sense of humor! Enjoy this funny song and have a thought for Charlie while riding the T!
Posted by Claire on September 7, 2011