When I wrote down poems often in the middle of the night, it was in my physics
research notebooks. Theoretical physics predominantly involves the left
hemisphere of the brain, which is believed to be responsible for realistic, logical,
analytical and mathematical thought. Conversely the right hemisphere is believed
to be responsible for creative, artistic, poetic, intuitive functions of the brain. Thus
in the middle of the night, in the realm of dreams, I am inserting artistic right brain
creations into my left brain dominated notebooks. I very much like this balance of
perspectives, this balance of hemispheres. I believe that the creativity in the poetic
world stimulates creativity in the analytic world, and vice versa.

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