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Pen to Paper: Imagination (P18)

Presented below is a thought from me on writing, a quote from someone else on writing, an excerpt from that writer, and a discipline/habit to implement… 

We will be focusing on imagination today.

A Thought

“Imagination is the fertile ground where art blossoms.”

– Austin Alford

A Quote

“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” 

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (Poet & Essayist)

An Excerpt

Ralph Waldo Emerson (the ‘Boston Hymn’ Poem)

The word of the Lord by night
To the watching Pilgrims came,
As they sat by the seaside,
And filled their hearts with flame.

God said, I am tired of kings,
I suffer them no more;
Up to my ear the morning brings
The outrage of the poor.

A Discipline/Habit to Implement

I’m a practical guy as you’ve learned from our previous discussions on how to incorporate disciplines and habits into our lives as writers.

Now, let’s talk about how we can ignite our imagination.

The secret lies in reconnecting with our inner child. And what better way to do that than by diving into a children’s book? It’s like a magical elixir that can revitalize even the weariest, most stressed-out adult mind.

C.S. Lewis once said, “No book is truly worth reading at the age of ten if it’s not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

So, go ahead and pick up a children’s book. Let your right brain work its magic and transport you to a realm of vibrant imagery. I’d love to hear which book captures your imagination!

Put Pen to Paper this week and have fun!

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