Cheri Chatter

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I'm Scared

My sister-in-law sent me this photograph of coffee beans. Supposedly, if your right brain is developed enough, you can see a man in the beans. For real.

If you see the man in less than three seconds, your right brain is more developed than most people. If it takes you up to a minute, your brain is normal. Between a minute and three minutes? That means your right brain is operating slowly, and you need to eat more protien. If it takes longer than three minutes, you need to start challenging your brain with more of these brain puzzles. All according to real doctors.

I've been staring at these beans for hours, and I still don't see the man. I've squinted, covered one eye, stepped back for distance, examined up close, looked away for a while and spun back quickly to catch the man in the beans. I've tried emptying my mind of all expectations of what he should look like. I've considered that my sister-in-law is putting me on, but she wouldn't do that.

Once in a while I think I see a mustache, but then it disappears.

What does this have to do with quilting? EVERYTHING! Creativity flows from the right brain. I strive for creativity in my quiltmaking. What does my creative future hold if I can't see that little jerk in the beans?

(Does anyone else see him? Everyone?)

5 comments:

Nathan Carter said...

I think it is the picture, not you brain that might be defective.

I googled "man in the coffee" and got this link http://www.eyetricks.com/3702.jpg

I could see it in this picture right away. Try that.

sjohns said...

Happy to report that my right brain is "on." (Can't say as much for other parts.) I saw the man almost immediately. I don't think that I'm that creative. Maybe it's that i love coffee so much!!!

Susan Dyer said...

Guess I need more protein. Does chocolate count?
Susan

Judy said...

Ukester thinks he sees a man - but he is bent over. Should I be concerned about this?

Cheri said...

I don't see a man either so guess that doesn't say much about my brain! Wanted to tell you that I just started a blog and we seem to have the same title. Yours is Cheri Chatter, mine is Cheri's Chatter. I didn't know about yours so apologize! My son was searching for mine and found yours. Hope you don't mind! Nice to meet another CHERI!