The Experiment: Day 127 ~ Exploding Brain … It Happens.

“…but there was nothing I could do to dim the supernovae exploding inside my brain, an endless chain of intra cranial firecrackers…”
John Green

Well, really, it was a very good day.

But the thing is I started out thinking about my blog post this morning. Kind of just meandering around in my mind, thinking about this and that. And then as the day went on I got rather a BIG idea. And I got very excited about it. I made lots of notes over a few hours and spent forever looking at images for the post on the site I use and then I looked at more and more images and had more and more ideas and got very excited and then —

Right smack dab in the middle of all of this I saw ONE RANDOM IMAGE that changed EVERYTHING, changed the whole focus and then the whole topic of the post and then I got VERY excited and starting making wild pages of notes and searching for just the right image and I searched and searched and searched and it all became rather frantic. I finally wore myself out and couldn’t even LOOK at the computer any more —

So the pugs and I took a nap.

Once we got up and I got them out and fed I was back here at the computer. I started in again on my 2nd idea. I read all my notes and started searching for just the RIGHT image again and soon the images were floating up out of the computer and all over the room and my brain was amping up and up and up and all of a sudden it amped up so much that —


I still haven’t recovered from the shock. This is a hazard of the writing trade and happens to all of us on occasion but I certainly hadn’t expected it today. There were no intimations of such things on the horizon when I was calmly having morning coffee and thinking what a swell day it was. You just never know.

So I am getting off the computer now. I need to kind of scrape all the bits and parts and pieces of my brain back together and shove them in my ears and hope for the best. Tomorrow is another day. I’ll try again then…

The Experiment ~A 365 Day Search For Truth, Beauty &
Happiness: Day 1 ~ Introduction To The Project
“Do or do not. There is no try.”

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  1. “Tomorrow is another day. I’ll try again.” Such a simple bit of wisdom that does me so much good today! Though read your posts every day, today is the first time I’ve been able to comment. My father passed away on Wednesday, without warning & we’re all stumbling through each moment of each day. In a few weeks, I’ll be up against the 4th anniversary of my husband’s death, so the winter is quickly becoming my least favorite time. I read those words you wrote & I’m reminding myself how I got through those days, weeks & months 4 years ago. Thank you, dear Maitri, for the gift of your heart!

    • Oh Susan I am so terribly sorry for your loss, and for the loss of your husband. 4 years goes by so quickly and these losses echo through the years. I hope that as each day moves forward you find a little peace and ease in each day. I will hold you close in my heart and prayers. Thank you for taking the time to comment during this difficult time. Blessings and love to you…


  2. ha ha the exploding brain – wheeeeeeeee like a pressure cooker that spews
    hot tomato sauce all over the ceiling or the washing machine that cascades bubbles and water all over the floor or the nut cracker that smashes the walnut into a billion pieces, whoops

    hey, it happens!

    and it’s good to laugh when it does


    • Yes Katya, it’s good to laugh. I think that what has saved me through the years was my sense of humor. There were dark months when I couldn’t even smile but it was there, somewhere, underneath it all. And now I am living more lightly, laughter comes more easily, and it feels good. I hope your brain is not exploding, but if it is, Let ‘Er Rip! Some times we just need, as with the pressure cooker, to release the pressure, and all will be well. 🙂

      I love darling one…

      M. xoxox

  3. Well, that sounds like quite an experience to have and observe at the same time Maitri. I do hope your brain is happily settled again today with its new information and ideas to process.

    • Ah Joan, as I said to Katya above when she said it’s like when a pressure cooker explodes 😀 sometimes we just need to be able to release the pressure and all is well again, and so it is. Just about to pour my coffee, it’s a good day!

      Best and love to you honey…


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