Alpha Waves

March 1st, 2010

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Charlie-

I don’t know what it is about programming, but it really gets my autonomic nervous system going. I started my newest assignment last night – a simple die rolling game - and I was so worked up I couldn’t go to bed. I laid down but after fifteen minutes was back at my desk hacking away.

When it finally came time to get some sleep, I tried to do some breathing exercises. Breathe in, breath out. In. Out. In. Out. Off. On. Off. On. Zero. One.

As my brain patterns transitioned to the slower, more synchronized alpha waves, I imagined, no more like I understood myself as just one bit in a vast system whose purpose was beyond my ability to grasp. I just make sure I do my part. Zero. One. Zero. One.

I know I’m part of something, Charlie, but I’m not sure what.

-Ben

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