Left Brain ~ Right Brain…

I was going to write about the Pro’s and Con’s of being single, but in all honesty my brain hurts right now…next week! I feel like my grey matter has done a massive workout lately and I need a day to just let all my thoughts process. Today my world is light and airy!

Left BrainRight Brain. Which are you? I love the descriptions, very vivid and so true. We need both in the world in order to have balance.

LEFT BRAIN – I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar, I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control, a master of words and language, realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

RIGHT BRAIN – I am creativity, a free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of the roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors, I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas, I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.

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I am most definitely a Right Brain! When I look at the picture above I want to smudge my painted fingers all over the left brain’s…brain. ((((smile)))) That’s a lie…not just all over their brain! That might actually be a fun exercise, being in a room with a Lefty with only paints and canvas. Could Lefty persuade Righty to create a beautiful piece of art or would the Lefty just come out covered in paint? That is going to most definitely be a post on All Things Sexy and Silver! 😉

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Letter To My Daughter

Our site is about “inspiration”; about “finding lyrical beauty in everyday happenings”.  And so I’m amazed that we have not yet featured one who epitomizes those qualities so perfectly.  Dr. Maya Angelou.  I cannot let April (poetry month)pass without a tribute to this uplifting woman.

Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.

We don’t look anything alike, Maya Angelou and I.  We would never be mistaken for blood relatives of course, and yet this wonderful woman with her gentle spirit has a comforting motherly or grandmotherly effect on me.  I feel drawn to cuddle up on her lap and rest against her bosom while she recites her poetry and shares her stories.  (I know…I’d squish the poor woman at this stage in our lives but I’m not speaking literally here people!)

My step-daughter Lisa read a few pages to me from one of Maya’s books.  It was from a collection of her thoughts for each calendar day.  Her words were immediately inspiring and I went out in search for the book.  I haven’t found it yet, but I did find “Letter to My Daughter” and brought it home to cuddle up with instead.

The cover quotes the Baltimore Sun as saying “It’s a book to give to one’s daughter, mother, son or father, but definitely one to be read and savored.”

What better way to introduce this gem than to have Dr. Angelou speak it in her own words:

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