Do you have an imagination????…What is it really????

The formation of a mental image of something that is neither perceived as real nor present to the senses. ..The ability or tendency to form such images…The ability to confront and deal with reality by using the creative power of the mind; resourcefulness: handled the problems with great imagination.A traditional or widely held belief or opinion... An unrealistic idea or notion; a fancy…A plan or scheme.
 
limitations live only in our minds, but if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
Jamie Paolinetti
 

Yesterday I had the pleasure of reading Sam’s Weird Afternoon to 8 school classes at Southwood School…Winkler/Shaunzenfeld, Manitoba….There were lots of questions and comments from the children…but before I left one classroom…one little boy raised his hand to tell me he just lost a tooth…which he proudly held in his hand for me to see…I asked him what he was going to do with it??…and he said…”Put it under my pillow??” and then I asked why…his response was…”Because then my parent will put some money in its place at night.”….

Made from pencils...now that takes imagination!!!

Your parents???…I said inquisitively”…when one little girl quickly informed me…”Yes…because there is no tooth fairy”…Now I was not about to let that one go and I said…”What are you talking about???..of course there is a tooth fairy!!!”…to which they all chimed in….NO !…So I went on to say…”Well I believe there is a tooth fairy”…and then the questions began….how big is she???…where does she get all the money??? she must be very rich…if she is so small , how does she carry the money all the way????…

And here were  my answers….She is about this big (holding my thumb and index finger about 2 inches apart…she is a fairy and fairy’s are very tiny….the money???she goes to your parent’s room, finds a few coins  and moves them to your room….she only has to carry from one room to another…and then I said….”you know what I think…if you stop believing in the tooth fairy…she will eventually stop coming!!””

 Good thing Santa Clause was not brought up…you don’t want to get me started on that topic as I could go on for some time…expaining the whys and wherefores of the Santa legend. I love being confronted by sceptical little minds….non believers.

When is it that we stop believing…when we stop imagining ???….when we stop stretching our minds and become skeptical about the things we cannot  see???…Is that a sign of maturity???… Has imagination  gotten lost in the busyness and reality of life???.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

 Albert Einstein

Is our imaginations….something we have to continue to nourish to keep  alive????….Once lost , can a person’s imagination be rekindled???

Many would say they have not time for such silly things as imagination…however….if you like to read fiction books…. are you not using your imagination???….and if you go to church and believe in a higher being…doesn’t that require a bit of imagination???…and what about decorating a cake or creating a piece of art…or creating a song or in mentally planning a garden????….Surely…imagination is needed there as well.

As we grow and learn more and more…our imaginations can  to be replaced with facts and figures and information. …If we tried…I believe there is much to  learn  from children …Don’t let our intelligence take over our creative, imaginative side…We can learn to try to believe in fantasy and makebelieve….we can have more fun!!!!

Imagination rules the world.

 Napoleon Bonaparte

Why is it that often when our children are young….we read imaginative stories to them….The Mud Puddle…Green Eggs and Ham…Snow White… We read to them stories where all the animals and plants talk …sing and dance…and never once talk about the unreality of it all….so why once they and we… get older…must  we ignore such fun possibilities??

 

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Theodor Geisel

 

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And now for a few more nostalgic items..

.Anyone remember what this was called???

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Mr. Potato Head

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Tomorrow I will begin a new collection called….ODD COUPLES

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