I'm sure you've heard of "penis envy", no? You know, that we (women) envy (insert *scoff* here!!) men and their, um...packages. Well, I, for one, don't envy that!! (Sheesh, all that...that...stuff, just hangin' there, not all tucked into a nice, neat package...um, no. Not for me!)
But, what I do envy, is "nothing". You know, "Whatcha thinkin' 'bout, hon?"
Really?? Nothing? Gosh...what's that like?!!! I can't even fathom what it could be like to think about nothing. Women's brains never. shut. off. Ever. Dontcha just wish you had an "off" switch for these amazing brains of ours?
I'm surprised, really, that we (women) are still in existence. You'd think with all those firing neurons and all that synapse jumping, that our brains would just implode. Overheat from all that use, and just...just, melt. (Clearly, we are a strong species...to be able to withstand it, no?)
When Miss E. and I were shopping the other day, and driving from point A to point B, I looked back and saw her looking out the window. So I asked, "Whatcha thinkin' 'bout?"
"Nothin'." She replied.
I wanted to pull over and freeze that moment in time for her. That moment when she was, simply, not thinking about anything (now, was she really not thinking about anything? Probably not...she was probably mulling over all the awesomeness she just scored shopping with mom...but I chose to take it at face value. Nothin'.)...so there she sits, thinking about "nothing" while my brain is abuzz with, well, everything. You know?
Seems I barely finish (sometimes I don't) a thought, and it sparks something, and I'm off on a totally different path. Totally. Constantly, 24/7. I even dream intensely...like my brain doesn't even shut off in sleep. Sigh...no wonder I'm so tired all the time.
Oh, how I would love to think about "nothing"...to just sit in silence, no buzzing, no neurons firing, no synapses being jumped (or whatever happens to synapses...oh, wait, that sounds a little ghetto, no? I guess I'd prefer my synapses don't get jumped, or mugged, for that matter).
Yeah...I definitely have a case of "Nothing Envy".
So...whatcha thinkin' 'bout?