That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or hers imagination.
~ Alice Hoffman
*French philosopher, 1909-1943
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Like butterflies in Spring
Poetry awakens the Spirit,
stirs the imagination and explores
the possibilities with each stroke of its rhythmic wings.
~Jamie Lynn Morris
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. -Simone Weil
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. -Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
Books give a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind, flight to
the imagination, and life to
Books give a soul
to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination,
and life to everything.
She decided today would be good to pay a visit, to the new super market, which is having a grand opening. Off she went, to see what the store has to offer.
Well, she couldn’t believe what was happening. There was quite a few people pushing the shopping carts, putting imaginary food, paper goods, milk and other sort of goodies. Everything in the store was not real. You just imagine that you are putting a gallon of milk in the cart. The same with everything else. The customers going to the checkout registers, putting their imaginary food and stuff on the belt, and paying for it, with real money, and or credit/debit cards.
She was spooked to say the least, as asking herself, was she living in another dimension. Or was it something out of the old TV show “The Twilight Zone.”
She decided she had seen enough, left the store, and saw people bringing their bags of imaginary food to their cars. She headed straight home, called one of her friends, and told her she saw. Her friend thought she was a bit off, and told her to speak to her shrink, but instead, she pulled out a bottle of vodka, and a couple of hours later, she was shit faced.
The next morning, after her hangover wore off, she went back to the same store, to see if she was imagining it. Lo and behold, the store wasn’t there. WTF! She asked a person what happened to the store that was here yesterday, and he said, what store. She said the new super market. He replied, lady, there never was a super market, so you must be imagining things, or was hallucinating.
After another minute or two, she went back home, and opened another bottle of vodka, and drank herself to sleep.
Makes a lot of sense from a great writer.
I like nonsense. It wakes up the
brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary
ingredient in living, it’s a way of
looking at life through the wrong
end of a telescope. Which is what I
do, and that enables you to laugh
at life’s realities.
“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”
– William Blake
Philosophy and Art both render the
invisible visible by imagination.
— George Henry Lewes
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
– Henry Ward Beecher
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”