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Unformatted text preview: Relation of “Embracing Contraries” to “Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind” Shweta Patro Mrs. Morelli – English 1 – Due 9/28/09 In order to understand the phrase “Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind “ two contraries must be mentally embraced at the same time. Just think of the phrase, and the cars that are your thought processes go zooming down parallel, but different highways. In one lane of thought, I imagine a race between a cartoonish hare (who looks an awful lot like Bugs Bunny) and a tortoise (who vaguely resembles the giant sea turtle from Finding Nemo). The hare, arrogant as he is, bounds a ways onto the course and slumps over into a deep sleep next to a tree. The tortoise lumbers along the track, slowly but steadily, and eventually sees a “Finish” banner in the distance, the hare far behind him. But this is not the end of the story. This is no conventional tale. This is my imagination. The finish suddenly turns into one at a Cross Country meet. There is a straight hundred meter dash to victory, and the tortoise is the first one to Country meet....
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- Thought, Shweta Patro, Hare Brain