Monday, March 12, 2012

Left brain or Right brain?

“I am the 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.”

“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of 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.”

Sometimes I feel like this is us.  Bryan, the left brain...Sarah, the right.  When we argue about something we tend to talk around and around in circles, having a hard time coming to a satisfactory conclusion because Bryan argues with logic and facts while I argue with emotion and feelings.  We are very different, the two of us.  Differences in likes and dislikes, entertainment and hobbies.  We come together on the important things, of course.  But beyond that, I'm discovering that I rather like the fact that we are so different.  Somehow it feels like we balance each other out.  Honestly, I think it makes life more interesting...a little more full.  And while we definitely have learned to support and be happy for each other in our various endeavors we also find ourselves doing things together maybe we wouldn't choose to do singly.  For an example...during one week, Bryan came to watch me perform in a musical, "Power in His Touch," at the Rose Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City...and then two days later I accompanied him to Pahrump, Nevada where we participated in a two day defensive handgun course.   

Looking at it another way I suppose you could say that I am the yin to Bryan's yang.  Yin and Yang.  Right brain and left brain.  However you want to define's us and it is a good thing.


Lori said...

So true. I remember sewing puff quilts and Bryan thought there just HAD to be a better way or an attachment to your machine that would make it faster and easier to do. As a right-brain you couldn't explain it in a way that he would accept as a left-brain. I enjoyed being the go-between with my artistically analytical head. I so enjoy your yin and yang!...but I'm glad to help when requested.

Jewels said...

My husband and I are the same way. After so many years together, you'd think we'd understand the 'other side', but he's still a mystery to me in many ways. As I'm sure I am to him.

MELISSA said...

can I be both? primarily I think I'm a left brain (I'm an accountant of course) but all the hobbies I Love are music, reading, design - that's right brain stuff right? I'm such a conflicted individual. I think that's why our husbands don't understand us - because we are both all rolled up in one and we switch between sides without warning or preamble.