Positive Quote: “If you would like to establish a connection with people from another culture, it’s always good to offer a few gifts as a gesture of friendship. But, an even better way to forge a lasting bond is by creating something together. Whether it’s a meal, an art project, or just a spontaneous dance party, when you create with others, you build a connection that lasts a lifetime.”- the Social Synapse- Nora Epinephrine and Sarah Tonin
I’ll start out by saying that the above quote is not real in the sense that the book and the people; Nora and Sarah are not real. However, the quote is. This past weekend I saw the Blue Man group live in St. Louis. The above quote was displayed on the stage until the show started. It is a play on the words ‘serotonin’ and ‘norepinephrine’ which are both related to the brain. Serotonin is thought to contribute to feelings of happiness and norepinephrine is linked to concentration and one of its functions is to be a neurotransmitter to affect the heart.
The quote in of itself is a great one. However, when you factor in the authors names it takes it to a whole new level. I understand it to mean that when we open ourselves up to others to create connections and bonds we not only build a relationship, we impact ourselves as well. We are moved and touched and may experience happiness.
For me, this speaks to being more inclusive, reaching out to others that are different from me to build relationships. When I think about it, the Blue Man group is different from anyone I have ever met…. Yet they have a way of connecting to the audience and relaying such emotion without words being spoken. That is not only art, it is inspiring.
Have a marvelous Monday.