AS SIMPLE AS A SUNSET: THE SCIENCE OF SAVORING by ROGER ANUNSEN
Last week I noticed some beautiful photos of sunsets shared on the DOBARA Whatsapp Group, apparently taken from the same westward facing window. Those photos took my mind back to the memory of the favorite sunset of my life. Then, I decided to share with DOBARA one of the brain exercises I developed for my students.
Let’s begin with a simple question that wouldn’t generate much brain activity:
When was the last time you saw a sunset?
Now a slightly different question and this one should make you think a little harder:
When was the last time you savored a sunset?
"One day," you said to me, "I saw the sunset forty-four times!" ―Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,The Little Prince
Before you reach for an answer, keep in mind that we don’t really “savor” every sunset, . . . at least not as the new field of Applied Brain Science defines it.