Practicing Imagination

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

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My granddaughter Stella has a diet heavy in television. Some age appropriate and some not. She had a hard time with the fairy garden. New houses appeared overnight, fairies borrowed things. Sometimes the whole street scheme changed. When the two ponies and the barn arrived, she was beside herself. She kept asking if the fairies were real, how did we know, she would ask. How did I know about fairies. “They live in my imagination” I said. “Anything that is in my imagination is real for as long as I want it.”

Stella asked me last week if she could crawl into my ear. “Say what?” I said. “I want to see what’s in your head” “The pictures you see, in your imagination”

“Well,  I see a fairy, practicing riding her dragonfly, kind of like your riding lesson today. She has to be very good at handling the dragonfly so she doesn’t crash-land”

Today she was in my studio helping feed my canary. She suddenly asked how I could make my dogs fly. I was a little perplexed until I realized she was looking up at a memory board of pictures..

echo-agilityPractice, sweetheart, just practice!”

Don’t forget to practice your imagination today.

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso

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