O.K., O.K., I did miss a day. Monday got me off to a rough start to the week.
One of the most interesting aspects of our truly amazing brains is the "part-to-whole/ whole-to-part" functioning. In one moment you take in the big picture prospective and then life demands that you focus in on one detail of that whole. Then you switch back to the whole view. This careening back and forth across the corpus callosum of at the midline of the brain can be dizzying and is energy expensive. However, the more capable one is, the more telescoping thought must happen.
No one always uses the right brain or the left brain, so the idea of a "left brained" person is faulty. We use both sides of our brain to walk for heavens sake. However, most people do feel more comfortable processing in one or the other mode. I am a big picutre thinker. I like to think it is my strength. I can see the parts and how they fit in the big picutre. I like to synthesize ideas. I dwell in the world of connection.
The down side is that when inundated with a lot of details, I have trouble focusing on just one and finishing with it. I tend to want to "herd" the details down the trail. I do a bit on this one, a bit on that one and another bit on this one. I have dreams where I am being attacked by small nagging creatures.
I also have packing dreams. In a packing dream, I am in, say, an apartment and I am told that I must have everything out in an hour. I usually can't find enough boxes or bags. I try to get all of the little details of stuff into these small containers. I think it is a metaphor for my brain.
Later, I'll write about the issues of those gifted in primarily left-brain analytical thought.....