There is a tendency these days to downplay the power of imagination. We often dismiss its voice as ‘just my imagination’ or ‘a fantasy’. Somehow we have collectively come to think that it is smarter and more realistic to stick to the facts and shape our world only from that which we can see and touch.
Perhaps, in these days when all seems shrouded in doom and gloom, it is time open our thinking to the realms of the imagination. In its purest form imagination is how we shape the future into being. It is the tool we can use to dream up new realities.
Late in January the wonderful science fiction and fantasy writer, Ursula le Guin, died. I have been thinking about her work a lot since then for she is one of the authors who shaped my desire to write when I was a teenager. In…
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