happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. – immanuel kant



and i am very happy today

as i imagine

this is what it looks like outside.

and then i will go outside.

and i will keep imagining.

and in a few months

it will look like this

and then i will

praise the power

of the imagination

for making things come true.


50 responses »

  1. Ha! Well said Beth.

    “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – Hamlet

    And so too happiness – it’s everywhere if you look for it

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  3. When my daughter was little she said to me “Take a picture of my imagination mummy!” 🙂 I can imagine all I like but unfortunately a nice snowy scene with mountains and pine tree’s won’t appear in my backyard, lol!

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  4. Timely. Today / this evening, I’ve been thinking through the tension between a) being attentive to reality / issues at hand / some of the continued grieving that needs to happen … and b) the importance of rising to the challenge of imagination, intentionality required. This post is a healing reminder of what is paramount. Peace.

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