19 October 2009

Monday Musings

"Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young."
~W. Somerset Maugham
Dream a little dream today and work tirelessly to make it come true.
Happy Monday,
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T. Anne said...

How long does this work tirelessly thing have to last, anyway?

willow said...

T. Anne made me giggle!

Love the Maugham quote.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

VERY interesting thought in the quote. I never would have said it was true. Kids are so incredibly creative, but it's untamed. Only experience and skill can get the creative bits into some kind of order. Thanks for sharing!

Mystery Writing is Murder

Jen Chandler said...

T. Anne: unfortunately, I think it has to last for much longer than any of us would like :)

Willow: Glad you enjoyed the quote; it really got me thinking.

Elizabeth: My first reaction was the same. I know so few adults who use their imagination on a regular basis. But when they do...well, that's how we get classics like "A Wrinkle in Time" and new delicacies like James A. Owen's Imaginarium Geographica series. Wonderful!

Helen Ginger said...

I like that quote. I had never considered it and would have thought the opposite.

Straight From Hel

Ratty said...

Imagination might just be the greatest thing we have. I look at a healthy imagination as the greatest sign of intelligence.

Jen Chandler said...

Helen: I thought the opposite at first too. But a mature imagination can take what we see in the mind and turn it into a better world for reality. And as adults we should be more able to convert our imaginary worlds into words in which to invite others.

Ratty: I agree 100%! An imagination is by far the most valuabe asset any of us have. If we can dream it, then we can find a way to achieve it!