I know. I know. I should use an image that denotes at least some kind of spark. I don’t have any of my own – images that is. However, I do have lots of sparks.
Hey, even writing this provides a neuronal synaptic firing – I’ll take it because we are bio-electric beings…
There has to be an action potential (and yes that is a scientific reality) for anything to happen in or bodies and our brains. Brains first, then hopefully body will follow.
When I was taking Anatomy and Physiology, our professor was a very dedicated teacher intent on distilling his immense amount of knowledge into something we could understand and absorb. At the end of the year, my lab partners (yes, oh please, we did have to do dissection) the idea sparked that we should present him with a painting. One of my paintings, of course, since my class mates were not artists. I remember creating this beautiful synapse (well, actually the synapse is only a space between cells, so it wasn’t a painting about space). The painting was a neuron with it attendant structures, dendrites, axons – all those good things which enable us to live. It turned out beautiful but specific. He loved it.
No one, other than a doctor or scientist would be likely to hang a painting of a neuron on their wall, and I don’t know if he ever did hang it. Maybe he donated it to the Mutter Museum…
The point is – oh no… The point is that I lost track of where I was going with this. Too many neurons firing at once.
But this is an important blog so I’m going to come back and complete my thoughts along with the title of an important book about the bio-electric body (not written by me, thankfully).