We all need a bit of imagination in our life, otherwise it would be far too mundane and boring. Even if it's just imagining yourself on that holiday you've been planning for years during a boring day at work. Imagination makes what we do worthwhile, as without imagination there would be no ambition. If we could not imagine what it would be like to have that degree, or get that promotion, there would be no point trying to achieve it.
Of course, we must have imagination to read a book and visualise the characters and events, or it would take all enjoyment out of it. All it would be is simply words on a page, there would be no story.
In crafting, imagination pervades everything that we do, from the mind of the designer, imagining the object they wish to create, down to the person making the design, imagining what it will look like made up in their particular yarn or fabric.
We all need a bit of imagination in our lives, and we don't nurture it enough. Instead of watching TV, read a book, or even better, imagine yourself in the world of your favourite book, interacting with the characters. What would happen? Write your own story in your head and enjoy living in your imagination for a while.
Imagination is the source of everything we have, for without imagination we would still be living in caves. We should give it the credit it deserves.
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