What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats

The Old Stone Bridge

 

Yes, it has been almost a full year since my last post, so I thought I’d start back with one of my favorite topics, imagination.  I once had an argument with a very intelligent but less than inventive woman, who said that knowledge is far more important than creativity. I had to point out that knowledge can be taught but the ability to create and be imaginative was something you don’t learn, it is just a part of you. But once I had spoken up, I stopped and listened to her point of view. I still couldn’t agree that knowledge is more important than imagination. But I could see that both are equally important.

You see knowledge can be merely a list of facts, or dates, your childhood phone number, or the scientific name of your favorite flower, mine is the Bellis perennis. Now I only know the scientific name for daisy because I looked it up. But knowledge can be far more than a database of  trivia answers. When you connect imagination to knowledge you began to see patterns  and better understand the logic, or lack of logic to the truths we believe to be fact. So this is my warm up blog, reminding me to connect knowledge to imagination, so that in these little writing moments I can find more truth.

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