According to a 2018 study by UCLA and Dartsmouth researchers, friends are "cognitively homophilous," meaning they share similar neural brain patterns. In layman's terms, the brains of friends respond in remarkably parallel ways, literally meaning friends are on the same wavelength.
Aristotle advanced this basic notion over 2,300 years ago, writing, "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." Aristotle was most likely philosophizing about the relationship referred to today as "soulmate." On the amity scale, soulmates are at the pinnacle. Because they can sometimes read each other's mind and think the same thought at the same time, this may be a spiritual bond.
Whatever wavelength we have is a gift from God, as He has all the bandwidth. His love for all of mankind, or agape (selfless) love, is a supreme passion that we can, at best, only try to imagine. This is a book about the best kind of human love... be it eros (romantic)... storge (familial)... or philia (brotherly)... the kind of love that comes from being on the same wavelength as another soul.
Wavelengths is divided into three sections. The first part, Exploration, consists of four essays, all dealing with love: love for the Venezuela that was, for a high-school military academy, for God and for a very special shady lady. The subsequent section, Excursion, is made up of bursts of love for trains, friends, a child, a woman and above all, God. Excursion also features vignettes on Las Vegas, boating, briefcases, Butler, Beatles and Joan Baez. The final section, Immersion, is comprised of five articles about a brilliant singer-songwriter, a unique human being and the author's friend, Mickey Newbury.
Join the author on this journey through his unique experiences, and you just might tune in to a few new wavelengths.