Inner Workings of My Mind
As I spend all day taking notes in class, doing homework, and taking tests, my mind often wanders. I find myself visualizing bits of information entering my brain as the teacher spits out numbers and names, but it usually just ends up becoming a traffic jam in my head, or getting tangled with all the other knowledge I have stored in there. But that also makes me wonder, what takes up the most space in my brain? I don't think it's the Presidents of the United States, or geometric formulas. I feel like all the song lyrics, movie lines, and other bits of useless information take up too much room in my head, and there is not enough space for irregular spanish verbs, or the twenty-third amendment to the Constitution. In reality, I've heard that even Einstein only used about 30% of his brain mass, and a typical person like myself would use much less than that. So even though it doesn't scientifically make sense, it seems like a good excuse to let your mind simply drift away.
The brain is wider than the sky,
For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
With ease, and you beside.
The brain is deeper than the sea,
For, hold them, blue to blue,
The one the other will absorb,
As sponges, buckets do.
The brain is just the weight of God,
For, lift them, pound for pound,
And they will differ, if they do,
As syllable from sound.
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson.