We are influenced by so many things- some subtle, and some not. Clouds wafting across a pinkish sky can calm us and bring our thoughts to a safe resting place. A song on the radio may bring a smile, as we fade back to another time in our lives. A news report may jog our senses and perplex us; each situation influencing our mood and thoughts. Throughout history discoveries and events have directly and indirectly impacted society.
Charles Darwin’s experiments with electric shock on frogs had a profound effect on an unlikely individual- a writer. Mary Shelley was influenced by his work and thus created Frankenstein; her greatest work!
So, as we enjoy this Halloween weekend, perhaps we should take some time to notice what is influencing us. It just may lead to something surprising!