What is White Matter

White matter is the brain tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system. Using a computer network as an analogy, the grey matter can be thought of as the actual computers themselves, whereas the white matter represents the network cables connecting the computers together.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hush...Hush...Hush...Who is sleeping...

“Papa, I won’t sleep until you tell me two stories” – Aarohi put a garland of her cute little arms around my neck.

“Papa just came from office, had dinner and exhaustedyou know heavy traffic in the way” – I made a sad face with enlarging my big nose.

“Only two stories… (whispering)and then two songs on the cell phone, pleaseyesyesonce upon a timeyes...” – Enlarging her big eyes more and with an ever sweet smile, I guess no one can say no to her, ever.

I’d started telling her stories and, of course, answering all her cute questions. It was the ocean theme at her school and in between she was telling how blue her classroom was, with many fishes around and big whalessmall piranhas (with face afraid) who can bite your finger (With crunching sound of teeth).

She was laughing too, how I’d acted the forgetful fish with short-term memory… and how that fish spelled the name of other fish… Nemo, Memo, Pemo, Kemo… at different times…

But soon the curtains of eyelids were about to close and the voice became dim, almost whispering.

“Nemo went to a neighbor’s house and asked for the business value. Memo functionality had stopped workingokay, okay, we would make the final Demo on Monday… ummummm.bbadddaabbd.khurrr.Khurrr….”

“Papa, Papa!!! What you are saying… I don’t understand… Ummm…” – Aarohi pulled my cheeks but in vain.

With small steps and making no noise, she reached to the drawing room, where Granny and Mom were sitting. She kept her little hands on her left cheek and tilted her head sideways… with a mischievous smile on her face.

"Hush... Hush... Hush... Papa sleeping..."

“Oh no….not againlets go to sleep...” – Mom cuddled her and lifted her up.