Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December Theme: The Gift I Most Want (Alan Gratz)


TIME. That is the gift I most want.

More time to write, more time to read, more time with my family.

The answer to this problem is very simple: don't sleep anymore.

We spend a third of our lives asleep! Think of all that time we're wasting. If I had that time to write, I could spend the rest of my day reading and hanging out with my family. But of course our bodies need sleep.

The answer to THAT problem is also very simple: I need a dolphin brain.

Dolphins have to be awake to breathe, so they never go fully to sleep. To compensate, one half of a dolphin's brain sleeps while the other half remains awake. Genius!

So I guess the gift I really want this holiday season is the brain of a dolphin.

5 comments:

  1. I had no idea dolphins could do this! Okay, now I WANT a dolphin brain, too...

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  2. I think only a dolphin could think of a solution that brilliant... So maybe you already have one??

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  3. Ha! I wonder how functional the half of the brain that's awake is while the other half is asleep. I mean, can it do other stuff besides breathing? If not, then it's possible I already have a dolphin brain. Because there are lots of times where I'm technically awake, but incapable of all except the most basic functions. (Mondays, mostly.)

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  4. If only you could write in your sleep.

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  5. What an interesting thought. Had no idea about the dolphin brain.

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