I’ve been thinking about imagination and the role it’s played in my life. MAJOR! To say the least. I was definitely very shy as a child. While growing up I was more comfortable living in my pretend world using my imagination. I’m guessing this is probably true for many of us. But once grown up I believe the process of imagination is still constantly at work assisting us with being creative every day.
Two of my all time heroes on this planet are Walt Disney and Albert Einstein. Each had very strong feelings about imagination. Albert Einstein wrote “Imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s coming attractions”. Walt Disney wrote “imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” These two amazing gentlemen sum up my own feelings. When it comes to imagination, the more the better. Specially in today’s highly technological environment (I must note that most probably the highly technological developments have come about as a result of both high creativity and imagination) however for the users of said technology the constant change and complexity of new interactive ways of communicating can be overwhelming. The need for exploring our own imagination was never greater than it is today.
Imagination happens suddenly in our minds. Where we go with it…well that’s up to each of us. I’d love to hear from you and have you share your thoughts on imagination.