Do you know the answer to that quotation?
Albert Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Do you believe it?
As writers, we spend most of our days with our head in the clouds, looking for the next good chapter or book idea to fill our time. But I wonder, how did you allow your imagination to roam free as a child?
As a child, me and my best friend, Robin, used to run around and play in her side yard all day long. We used a tree that grew right next to her fence as horses. The branches moved up and down, so we would climb the tree and straddled the branches. We would go far across the open plain and fight knights and villians who attacked us.
Robin's side yard was pretty big or maybe it just appeared big to our imaginations. We saw a huge mansion where we would walk in circles, but we saw the curved stairs, leading to the upper floors of ornate home with our beds. The neigbor across the street had this huge tree with branches that grew up like stairs, so Robin and I would spend hours climbing up the tree and talking and laughing.
We even created our own world with our own storyline called IceLand. Robin and I were twin sisters sent to Earth when the Evil witch destroyed our Ice home, another planet out in the galaxy. We were sent in pods to earth by the king and queen who were our parents. It kept us occupied for hours.
Plus, what young girl in the early nineties did not play with Barbies. Robin and I played for hours. I enjoyed playing at her house because she actually had the Barbie dream house with all the furniture. Robin would buy two of the same dolls, which of course, we made as twins who lived in different homes.
What did you do as a child to stimulate your imagination? Come on, I shared some stories that my friend, Robin will probably cringe that I have put out in cyberspace. Now it is your turn.
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