Real imagination

Yesterday, I saw a 10-year-old boy shooting imaginary arrows at a tree. He then waddled up to it and started pulling them out vigorously.

When we are young, we are often encouraged to grow up. Being silly is regarded as inappropriate. We are supposed to suppress our imagination. We are discouraged from daydreaming. We are free to entertain the Santa Claus fable for a while, but eventually we are expected to become aware of the “reality”.

Imagination is, however, an integral part of our humanness. Without creative thought, life is crippled. Let us not deprive our children of their reality.

This post is part of the #blogg100 challenge—100 blog posts à 100 words in 100 days.


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