Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tale Of Two Neurons

Two neurons, right and left
after death went to heaven
had to stay in a single formalin jar
demanded separate accomodation
due to solid ideological reasons
"Both come from the same brain"
was the lab assistant's comment!

44 comments:

aria said...

this is really deep...
most of us would relate.. I often feel I have a separate identity and dichotomy between both identities makes me wonder if the other me is really me.

Jo said...

It's been sinfully long yes... but if you can, help me get out of this rut I'm in. I feel completely wordless... terrible state. But you'd mentioned baby B in the hospital... what's the matter?
Exciting piece as always. ;)

deepsat said...

nicely done!! the two conflicts which is there within every human being! some call it good/bad, positive/negative...

take care!!

;-))

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

yep, that is how we are designed!
very creative piece :-)

Anu said...

Good one.. the pull of two different parts of the whole.. but tell me why you used "lab assistant" - significance behind it?

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@aria
duality is always an interesting theme...dichotomies..good bad,male female,determinism possibilism,the leftists and rightists...
all come from these physical entity..and we kill each other for those impulses which dosen't even last micro seconds..may be we fight for the tatoos they make...
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

Jo..
In an air pocket?
just keep the cup open..
words will just come to you..
take care
MIP

Solitaire said...

Don't opposites attract?

MAN IN PAINTING said...
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MAN IN PAINTING said...

satish...
Jung talked about the "rhizomes of life"..understanding them is important..the greatest problem with 'thoughts' is that they have this unique cunningness of making the creator feel great possessiveness...my "thoughts" "our idelogy" " your cast"...
we all forget the basic truth that they all are just unimportant impulses..
may be an impulse from the autonomic system is far more relevant to our bodies than those CNS holds dear...
thank you..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@raaji...
structure plays a role...so do our habits..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@anu
the best story i have read based on the halfs and the whole is 'Cloven Viscount(?) by Calvino..

About lab assistant..
sobebody has to pull the kites...
lol
MIP

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@solitaire...
If they are opposite.. definitely.But at least they have to face each other..they live in the different sides of the same brain." big walls" separate them..
they just stand back to back and then walk in opposite direction..and when they face each other...just BANG! BANG!do what clint east wood would do..
i love to see all the opposites start loving each other....
MIP

Keshi said...

lol funnnay!

Keshi.

deepsat said...

absolutely!! sometimes if u just observe your mind you will be amazed at the number of thoughts it generates.

take care!!

;-))

AshenGlow said...

Oh seriously... It sure feels weird to go to sleep with no freaking idea what you shall get up as in the morning... Heh.
And i toh loved this! Enjoyable... Very!

Shruti said...

As always, you have forced me to think something I often think but don't ponder upon...
"Both come from the same brain"
was the lab assistant's comment!


It is so true...we're the ones who can save or spoil ourselves..

(Sorry for being late...was stuck in deep trouble)

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@ashenglow
happy you liked it...
lol..they just come..
i am not the culprit!
@Shruthi
cheer up..
this is august.
the second half will do wonders..

Gauri Gharpure said...

does the decision maker be a third entity, (say, the lab assistant) always? Is it necessary that which of the two contradictory thoughts wins should depend on the situation, time and place in which the thought is conceived? Can't a neuron win just because it is more passionate and proactive than the other, even if it may be in the wrong?

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@gauri..
time, space,situations.. everything become "real"when the "play of neurons" starts..Fight is also just another way of play...winning the argument is a trick played by some other nueron watching closely the match...
the theme is about the "crossing"
Can we ,as a species ever be able to cross this sense of incompleteness..

or will we dream again of immortality and continue our fighting in the formalin?
The lab assistant is a mere spectator..he can solve nothing...
yes...
a thirdparty is not needed..
Thank you...
MIP

The Listener said...

yeah ...every individual has 2 individuals in oneself . The only thing is we dont accept it while living this human life

Indrani said...

Just as every coin has two sides?

Moggie Mom said...

:) :)
I found that very amusing....Gosh, sometimes I think I must suffer from MPD...
:P

Anu said...

MIP,,,
Just added you to my blogroll, so next time I can come by quicker :)!

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@listener..
true..
not only two..there are many...
different nuerons act according to same choreography and same neurons dancing according to different patterns..
the result..? we see many projections of ourselves!
MIP

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@indrani..
yes..facing away!
@moggie mom..
true..
@anu
thank you..
me too will do the same..

tunafish said...

very twisted but true... reminds me of Mr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One of favourite stories... besides duality always is interesting... inconsistency is the virtue of fools eh? every explicit duality is an implicit unity...

Meghna said...

LOL! Very ingenious....had a smile aftr reading it :)

BTW< pay me a visit soon...if possible!

debasish.. said...

Jus 2 neurons... i thot dere wud b more !

nice one !

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@tuna
tunafish know that better than me...
@meghna
thank you..
i have already visited and that was a wonderful experience..
@debashish
LOL
cannot afford even two..
imagine a million more on the two sides..
thank you..
MIP

Rajesh said...

Hi MIP...I'm flaunting abt the award...u may see...also do read my latest write-up...hope u lik it

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Sad the way people drift apart,and sometimes,they can never get back.

Nice lines,very deep.

RiverSoul said...

That Goes deep!!
2 Neurons!!!
And as i read it, I felt something more!
That is : "Demanding Separate Aomodation!
"Thats actually funny!!!
Hee hee!

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@RAJESH
i will read it..
thank you.
@sameera
people will not, if we know and live the truth..
@river soul
thank you..
happy you liked it...

Jo said...

Well I kept my cup open as you prescribed and the words have come... thank you.

Vinz aka Vinu said...

Nice one..
Enjoyed it totally..

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@vinu
thank you..
your profile pic is cool..

Ayushi said...

ok, im alwayz late on ur blog! the reason was a notice on the side bar of my blog...
hmmm...very interesting
but its only confusion in the mind,which gets solved with reason soon,i personally believe the contradiction isnt so much b/w two brain cells than a brain cell and the nerves which are associated with instructing muscles...its so for lazy ppl!
however, now i dont have much time but i would like to give more time and thought on this one...good topic and an interesting write up

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@ayushi
that was what me too thinking till I read "phantoms in the brain"...
but what you say is also true..There are things beyond brain!

siddhu said...

nice yaar.....those last two lines were simply superb!!!

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@siddu
thank you dear..

Aar said...

You remindst me of Nissim Ezekiel.
I liked this very much.

MAN IN PAINTING said...

@aar
Thank you so much..

.a. said...

I in me are two extreme opposite selfs.
0 and 1. there is no mid way.
narcissism and self detest
insomnia and dying-to-sleep
adoring or loathing!

the conflict is horrendeous and often wrecks my sanity.

I loved the tale of two neurons :)