Do you have a conversation with yourself inside your head where others can’t hear?
Ponder that for a minute while I share some happy information with you.
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Back to talking to yourself. I’m not talking about carrying on a conversation with yourself to the point that the men in the white suits are looking for you with a very special jacket of your own. I’m talking about a quiet discussion in your mind between the left and right side of your brain or the pro and con of a querry.
And you’re wondering where did this topic come from. Well, yesterday I was having a quiet conversation between pro and con in my brain when the middle of my brain thought that could be used as a blog post. The pro/con conversation was about a parasol.
When was the last time you saw a parasol? I can’t remember it’s been so long. I had taken my umbrella into work with me because we’ve been having pop-up showers every afternoon. Yesterday it didn’t rain, but as I was walking to my car with the umbrella in my hand I thought a parasol would be neat (kind of like the one Abby has used in NCIS).
A parasol would help keep the sun off of me and help some with the 90+
degree weather we’re having.
The con side spoke up and reminded me that no one carries a parasol anymore so I would be odd and definitely stand out in a crowd. Con also pointed out that since I normally have both hands full carrying bags I would need a third hand to hold the parasol.
Pro chimed back in with “oh, but it would be so cute.” The thought of carrying a parasol just seems “Southern” and brings to mind magnolia blossoms and sitting on a porch swing sipping sweet ice tea.
In the end neither side really won because there was no where to purchase a parasol yesterday even if I wanted to. Maybe I should do some online browsing, hmmm.
What about you? Do you have conversations with yourself? As a writer do you include these inner conversations in your stories?
I read a couple of books recently where the protagonist in each story did have conversations with herself. It enriched the reading in these books for me because given the same circumstance I would have been talking to myself too.
Now if you’re having conversation with yourself where others can hear, then we need to talk about that in another post. J I won’t say that I’ve never done that because as a young child I did have imaginary friends I played with. What about you?
When having those right and left brain conversations remember to let the middle brain have a say every once in a while. Now if I’ve made you smile or at least grin, be sure to pass it on it someone else today. Have a safe and happy Saturday.