Big Brain & Soul

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature

Friedrich Nietzsche


I commune with my soul
More with my becoming age
And revel in the sheer rarity
To tweak my internal gauge

The end of days
spent by the pool
My soul dies
I'm going back to school

In Indian mythology, autumn is considered to be the preferred season for the goddess of learning Saraswati, who is also known by the name of “goddess of autumn” (Sharada)

Dear goddess
Help me to learn
Understanding and
Differential equations

I’m literally
going to go big brain
Just to remember
where the hell
I hid all my stuff

During the gray squirrel’s fall caching season, a typical squirrel shows a 15 percent increase in the size of its hippocampus—the memory and emotion center of the brain

Hay(na)ku: Obscure history

obscure soul
Swell with consumption

Recorded as early as the late 1300s, autumn is from the French automne and Latin autumnus, whose deeper roots are obscure. Chaucer and Shakespeare both used it in their works, notably.

Zappai: if it’s good for the Shake it’s good for the Chaucer

what right do we have
long removed from such matters
to question genius

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28 thoughts on “Big Brain & Soul

  1. That’s it — I’m now going to refer to the man as “The Shake”. My eldest is reading him in English class and I will make a point of asking when she comes home, “So… How was The Shake today?” It should irritate her, which will bring some balance back to our relationship.

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  2. Always a pleasure to have some humorous and thoughtful looks at autumn. Oh an a bit of knowledge tossed in for good measure, with my morning coffee. 😉💙

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    1. Thanks bluey.
      I think I might be overdoing the information portion of my posts. But I found so much fascinating info this week, I couldn’t help it ☺️💚

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  3. I am amused – again and again! As for the evil minions (squirrels), I’m doubting the increased brain size since Autumn sees more of them falling out of trees….

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    1. Perhaps Billy fell asleep before he finished reading. Small children are prone to do that. At least real children 🤔
      Perhaps Billy is older than we think and might be closer to retirement age. Then it could be a matter of eye sight.
      I’m worried for Billy he was a bright promising boy. I guess even the imaginary have their limitations.

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