“And then, all at once, my God, the box was full of stars.”
–Helen Macdonald, “H is for Hawk”
mind? Images caught,
the body that is my brain–
synapses on fire.
Macdonald is talking about seeing her hawk, but that sentence made me think of the brain, and the images I had seen of synapses at work. You can give me a scientific explanation of how signals traveling those pathways become something I see, or imagine, but it’s still magic to me. Like birds. Like stars.
Prompt image from Sue Vincent. We’re always filling in the blanks.