Category Archives: imagination

dragonheart.

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what did i find at the farmer’s market?

lots and lots of berries, zucchini, tomatoes, farmers, pies, flowers, herbs, honey, bread, 

and one tiny dragon.

 

“one does not need the size of a dragon to have the soul of a dragon. “

– robin hobb

 

 

sheepish.

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 art from discarded loose parts – recycled phones and cords

 

“it’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

-jean-luc godard

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image credit: *telephone sheep by jean luc cornec, artists without borders

*ArtistJean Luc has put old landline telephones to good use with his sculptures titled “Telephone Sheep”. The series explores how fast technology is moving and how we can put old things to good use. The sculptures use the hand dialing base as the head, the cords as their wool and the earpiece as their feet. The “Telephone Sheep” exhibit was displayed at the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt.

highest kite.

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on the shores of lake michigan

at dusk

 sunset coming

 j keeps trying

imagining his kite

flying high in the wind

and then –

it does. 

 

“imagination is the highest kite one can fly.”

lauren bacall

 

 

 

holland state park, lake michigan, july 2020

surprises.

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I spent some time this morning 

creating the beginnings of a fairy village

in the front garden

of a friend’s little girl

who liked to come and visit my garden

when she got home

she discovered the surprise

saw the fairies had moved in

right in her very own front yard

and gave it her full endorsement

 

“the whole point of life was you couldn’t ever be sure what would happen next.

sometimes what happened was good, sometimes not,

but there were always surprises.” 

― veronica henry, author

sword.

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a sword at rest found among the garden

 

 

“i believe in everything until it’s disproved.

so i believe in fairies, the myths, dragons.

it all exists, even if it’s in your mind.

who’s to say that dreams and nightmares

aren’t as real as the here and now?” 

― john lennon

inclusion.

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the kinders made a wonderful house for rocket the turtle,

with many rooms and spaces,

including his very own garden and library.

 

“until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things,

man will not himself find peace.”

-albert schweitzer

fly.

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this crew has built their own airplane.

they are flying to australia.

it will take them “70 miles long” to get there.

i have no doubt they will arrive safely and on time. 

“to invent an airplane is nothing. to build one is something. but to fly is everything.

-otto lilienthal

in line.

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sweet kinder spends her free choice time playing with the doll house.

when i stop over for a visit and ask why all the people are facing one way

she tells me they are waiting in line for the one bathroom.

(if you look closely, all the way to the right,

you’ll see the one toilet with someone sitting on it,

as well as a chef serving food out of a window,

and more people and animals scattered around downstairs)

what an amazing real world scenario.

how can i not love every single day of my job?

‘waiting in line is a great opportunity to meet people, daydream, or play.’

-patch adams