Muscular and striated vs. sickly and green. Yin vs. yang.
Chemical signals are bulky and awkward. The synaptic clefts huge and uncrossable.
Are they at odds or at peace? The dendrites seem ragged--frazzled.
I think of my neurons as: somewhat sickly, somewhat special, someone creative, somewhat different. Some are long, sinuous, and muscular. Some are reptilian and decidedly Prozac-colored. Years of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications and treatments have shaped these images.