Imagination: the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. (Merriam-Webster)
I’m trying something new today. I’m participating in a writing prompt and today’s prompt is Imagination. So the analytical side of me (in my mind that is the opposite of imagination) immediately googles the word to see what comes up. Above is the first definition from Merriam-Webster. And the first thing that catches my eye is the word “power”.
While I’ve made my mark in the professional world because of my analytical mind, I’ve always had a pretty vivid imagination. I think that is why I love to read – words paint amazing pictures in my mind. While I am a decent artist at times, I wish I had the talent to put on canvas what I sometimes see in my head. I’ve never thought of my imagination as being a power though, or a way to wield power. Maybe that is because I tend to not think of myself as being powerful. Continue reading “Imagination: My Forgotten Power”