Here are some pretty roses from yesterday's ride:
Entrance to the garden. It's a mosaic and stained glass creation.
This looks yellow, but it was more peachy colored than this photo shows.
A red and white -- those aren't sun spots!
And finally, we're told that when something good happens, or we exercise, our brain releases endorphins which helps us enjoy the pleasure of the experience even more, and has a calming effect.
Conversely, we're told that near misses and scary things produce adrenalin, which revs us up, allowing us to fight or flight.
So which experiences do we remember more of and better? I'm asking because for all of the kind and friendly drivers I experience when I'm biking, it's the jerks that I remember best. I think the same is true for them -- for all the bicyclists they see who are being law abiding commuters, it's the one that runs the red light that they remember.
I'm sure there's some psycho/social study that could be made of this phenomena.
Do you remember the details of awful things better than wonderful things?