(Video link here.) We find this video of guys throwing balls with their “other hand” is both hilarious and curiously illuminating. It’s really funny how cockeyed throwing with the other hand makes these guys, and how off their aim. But intentionally switching handedness — or any practice we do routinely — can be a kind of training. It forces you to be present, see things differently and engages different parts of the brain. We’ve found that writing with our “other hand” produces a very different kind of writing: wilder, more personal, another voice within us.
It’s just on other way of waking ourselves up.
Via the great Manny Howard, author of My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-City Backyard into a Farm, a true-life tale that would make a perfect holiday gift for the urban farm fantacists on your list.
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