Imagination Patterns Chapter Intro (In Progress)

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Imagination is an almost divine faculty which, without recourse to any philosophical method, immediately perceives everything: the secret and intimate connections between things, correspondences and analogies.

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, New Notes on E. Poe, part III


By nature we are all imaginitive creatures. However, as we grow older, we tend to disregard imagination as mere child's play. Why? For fear of being seen as outlandish? Or for fear of where that imagination will take us? True, an overly creative mind can conjure paranoid thoughts, or lower one's intellect to deep, dark places that no human mind should ever go. But it can also transport you to other planes of existance that have never been navigated before, and should be explored. Imagination is the key to invention. 


I find it fascinating to think that all modern things have always existed, as Bjork states in one of her songs, they've just been waiting for the right moment to appear. Without imagination, we would have no cars, no music, no comedy, no art. We'd all be co-existing in a plain vanilla world, wearing the same clothes, thinking the same thoughts, sporting the same hairstyle.  Everything would be sterile. Nobody would dare to dream. 



Created: Feb 22, 2014

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