In Others’ Words: Imagination
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~Albert Einstein, physicist
A few months back, I was trying desperately to come up with a new story idea.
As the saying goes, I had nothing.
I played the writer’s “what if?” mind game while I drove around town. While I moved laundry from the washer to the dryer to the laundry basket. While I grocery shopped. While I loaded the dishwasher. While I exercised. While I showered. (Sorry, TMI.)
You get the idea.
Every idea seemed like a same-old-same-old idea.
And then I found a picture that my son, Josh, designed in high school. (See photo.) It’s 20 different interpretations of a key.
Talk about imagination!
Looking at my son’s creativity motivated me to not give up. If Josh could come up with 20 different perspectives of a common household object, surely I could think (and pray) my way to a new story idea.
And yes, yes I did.
My son’s artwork now hangs in my office to remind me that imagination is an amazing thing … and that I can be more creative than I ever realized.
In Your Words: If you had to choose, would you choose logic or imagination? And just for fun: What gets your creativity, your imagination, flowing?
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