The Hidden Messages In Water Analysis

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In his book, The Hidden Messages in Water, Japanese scientist, Dr. Masaru Emoto, uses high-speed photography to show us how the “Words” impact the molecules of water. When positive, kind words such as “Love” were directed at containers of water and then frozen, brilliant, symmetrical crystals were formed that resembled colorful snowflakes. In contrast, when exposed to words associated with negative connotations such as “Hate” or ‘You Fool”, the results were dull and malformed crystals. This discovery has profound significance when we recall that our bodies are 70% water. Words have an effect not only on our emotions, but on our physical body as well. We are all made of words, composed of different combinations of a distinct sounds and rhythms …show more content…
This synthesis has left me something of a linguistic polygamist, oscillating between slang while speaking in a manner too direct and brusque for the Midwest, yet still too urbane for a native New Yorker. Hawaii and Michigan clearly influence my selection of more tranquil, less contentious words, while Puerto Rico and New York shine through in the rapidly increased pace of my speech. These verbal behaviors add to the variety of argot that I am made of. For most, a “Mitten” is an article one wears to keep warm in the winter season. Growing up in Michigan, the “Mitten” referred to the entire Lower Peninsula, where I would raise my right hand and use my left to point to the “Pinky” of the mitten to indicate where I lived. Living in Michigan and Chicago caused me to classify sneakers as “Tennis Shoes” (this perplexingly includes shoes that are not made for playing Tennis). After leaving the Midwest, to my surprise, no one had any idea what I meant when I spoke of “Pop” (Soda). The locals of Hawaii have a slogan “Lucky to Live Hawaii.” Those who have lived there and migrated to another state or country have altered this to “Lucky to have Lived Hawaii” and these are words …show more content…
Possible chapter titles would include; The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”, Beyonce’s “Girls”, The Beatles’ “Across the Universe”, Alannah Myles’ “Black Velvet”, Frank Sinatra’s “Nothing But the Best”, Too Short’s “Blow the Whistle”, Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose”, Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May”, and Chopin’s “Nocturne Op. 9: No.2”. Below each chapter title in my book would be quotes and mantras that I live by or use often. At the top of my list would be Walt Whitman’s, “Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.” While this classic line may be cliché, it resonates deep with me. These words are a reminder that we as humans, are complex, and can carry seemingly polarized beliefs or ideas at the same time. Society shapes us to feel that everything is two sided, that the world is black and white, but there are so many shades of grey. Another may be Henry David Thoreau’s “Its not what you look at that matters, its what you see” because I feel strongly that our reality is a creation of our perception. We can choose what to make of our

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