Got 19 minutes?
I know, that's quite a chunk of time in today's thin-slicer of a world. But here's a video presentation of an amazing TED Talk that's worth every second.
Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher at Harvard. One December morning, she awoke with a wicked headache and began experiencing some very odd things. Turns out she was having a stroke. She recounts that morning in this talk.
I was fortunate enough to be in the room when Jill gave this talk. The beauty of it was her ability to intertwine the clinical and human aspects of the devastating events that were overtaking her. Her vivid depiction of her brain alternating between a familiar, left-hemisphere-dominant world and surrealistic right-hemisphere world-immersion is the best I've ever heard.
And then, just when you think she's given all she has, Taylor sums up in one of the most emotion-filled moments I've ever experienced in an auditorium. Do yourself a favor. Sit back, watch and listen to this extraordinary talk.