Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for...


This is one thing about little kids that I love so much. They have awesome imaginations (unless we squash them out, which I have been guilty of doing astaghfirullah).

What is it about little kids that makes imagination necessary? Is it that their short attention spans need constant stimulus so they provide entertainment from within? Is it a coping mechanism to help them sort out all of the new concepts they are starting to notice and understand? Is it practice for being a grown up?

And why do we eventually lose our imagination as we grow? Are we too stuck in the real world?

I keep thinking that I read fiction books because this is like taking an "imagination supplement." I can't be bothered come up with stuff on my own anymore, so I pay people to do it for me. Some people do this with TV and movies too.

This leads me to believe that we really do need our imagination for something. There is something about it gives relief and rest for our minds; a vacation from the intense focus we require from ourselves these days.

On that note, I'm going to go spend some time taking my imagination supplement.

Buona lettura!


  1. SubhanAllah, I was thinking about this yesterday! I miss the ability to imagine so easily and even convince myself that this imagination is real.

    1. subhanAllah yes! I think I could never make up a story in my head that could make me feel emotional, but I cry when I'm reading other people's books.

      I wonder how this happens..

  2. Wow mashaAllah.. loving your entries for the A-Z challenge! keep it up :)

    and yea i have to agree with you sometimes i feel like getting older is a process that takes us from imagination and optimism to being realistic and pessimistic. but it doesnt have to be that way!
    i need to take an imagination supplement also!


    1. Thank you!! I'm not very good at finishing things, so I'm really hoping I'll be able to go all the way through this inshaAllah!

      Thanks for the link and comment, see you around inshaAllah!

  3. So true that we need imagination to kinda take a break from the real world.

  4. My imagination works a lot, maybe because I am a dreamer. It's sad some people lose it, it's a powerful tool.
    Have a blessed day!

    1. mashaAllah! so good that you were able to keep it well. I'm afraid I am not much of a dreamer anymore :-(