imagination - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
If you had only ever seen mud and rain, even though you sat in brilliant and sunny rays, how could you dream of a buttercup? How could anyone imagine such a beautiful flower that grows in abundant generosity over the earth? They are as if raindrops became joy, as if they are the gold at the end of a rainbow.
The laughter of the children echoed in my open heart; there are some frequencies only those who have a loving imagination can hear. With my inner eyes I see their smiles and eyes that focus on the branches that sway in the gentle wind. For they are not ghosts, but the living, the hearts elsewhere that yearn to be free, to come here and tell the playground she is still so loved.
We can keep this world of stacked random poor choices, this world that evolved of goodness and cruelty... or imagine a new one... a fresh start for us all. We can imagine farming vertically right next to beautiful vertical cities, living in a way that uses less land mass. We can imagine the land re-wilded with forests and animals roaming freely as they did in the past. We can imagine cooperating and providing for one another, doing what's right for humanity and Earth rather than acting as weirdly "old toddlers" who want to biggest and best of everything regardless of the cost to others. We can imagine being real adults even if we're young... perhaps especially if we're young. We can imagine a peaceful world together where humanity is happy and healthy... because imagining is the first step to making it real... so imagine something new... leave the "box" and keep on going. Start from scratch as creative writers do... what is the human animal? What do we really need? What do we love? What keeps us healthy and happy?
Wow! That speaker was boring. Next one is introduced. It is vice president something or other. He speaks in monotone. I must keep eye contact, and appear to listen. However, I have to get out of here. There. I am in a jungle in Central Congo. Listen, there are sounds of monkeys and birds high in the trees. There is a deep vibrating roar of a big cat nearby. Yeah, is it a tiger or a lion? Okay, a tiger. He moves silently and diligently though the brush among huge forest trees with tangled vines. The tiger moves toward my position. I have no weapon. I can still hear the VP's voice, but he’s sinking to background noise. I enter into the sunlight, and the tiger faces me across a small opening. His stripes are accented in the bright sunlight. Now, I breathe heavily, asking myself, “flight or fight?” I cannot outrun him, and if I make a stand, his paws and teeth are lethal weapons. One swath or one lunge and I’m history, a mast of bones and food for this angry beast. Suddenly, from my right, a lion appears. He is the tiger’s enemy. They lock in a deadly conflict. The VP reports with concern that sales are down, and with sympathy, some jobs will be eliminated. Jobs eliminated? At that moment the lion and the tiger are in front of the speaker’s stand. They viciously attack him, causing uproar, yelling and scattering. But, it is too late for the VP. Then, I realize that the audience is giving the VP a standing ovation, but I’m still seated there grinning.
What if this reality that we perceive is not what it seems? I mean, what if it's not real? We're just imagining it, and because we don't know of any other realities, we stopped here and considered this the one and only that we could experience. But what if we suddenly decided to change it all at once? What if we made a new choice? What if we imagined something different? Something... less limited perhaps. Isn't it funny how we always want to get rid of limitations? It must be our soul, which is separate from the mind. It always rebels against limitations. That is why we want to change the reality. Because it is too limited. I can give a few examples of attempts in here: novels, pictures, comic books, movies, video games, and so on. All of those are nothing but humanity's attempts to escape reality! And they're all good ones. In order to escape your current reality you must create a new one. And you can create a new one just like you created this one - by imagining it!
Imagination is painful and tiresome. The ability to create your own world or scenarios which will never happen; can make you fell like collapsing to the ground. The ability to make yourself so happy only to snapped out of you trance by the slightest movement. The pain you can cause yourself just by reminiscing. Your imagination has the ability to mess with your flashbacks making them feel even more horrendous then the true story. So, if you could switch it off. Would you?