Friday, January 15, 2010
What fuels your imagination?
The dictionary gives the word IMAGINATION this meaning, "the act or power of forming mental images of what is not present". Or, "the act or power of creating new ideas by combining previous experiences" and that is what authors do. We take the act and turn it into and action. We make it a verb.
In order to do so we need things that will excite that process, similar to the electrical synapses of our brains. Something must draw our attention or "capture our imaginations". For me it is the west. So join me this year as we explore our Western Frontier.
What are some things that capture your imagination? Is it the lone cowboy? The survival of our Native Americans and their culture? Is it the taming of the west through the bite of the plow or the iron horse? Perhaps it's nothing more than the struggle to create a home and eek out the existence through day-to-day activities.
I'll be interested in hearing your answers.