May 20, 2009

Think Big

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is such power in those words. They jump off the page at me.

When we were children, many of our books brought us into endless imaginative stories of characters and magic... We were thrilled with the idea that we too could fall down a rabbit hole, explore a castle, or kiss a Prince or Princess.

With adulthood and its path of, well, you know how it is; it seems like all that great imagination gets put aside until you read those books to your own family. Why can't I walk around the house with a crown on my head and call myself Princess Katrina? Oh, but I can. And you too, can unleash your creativity in any way shape or form to generate wonderful imaginings.

Life doesn't stop at age ten, why should we as 'older children' stop using our creative juices. Many of you use these juicy juices everyday with your painting, decorating or dancing. That is the way to work it and never stop, even if the music does - keep going.

From a tight bud to a full bloom.
(Knockout roses in my garden)


  1. I say... play like a child! It's what makes me happiest. Love the images you bring.

  2. You're right: imagination is not just for children.
    Our Knockout roses are all about to pop, too!

  3. Your blog is my very favorite.
    Love your photos of beautiful flowers and inspirational thoughts. I'm headed out tomorrow to buy some Knock Out Roses after seeing yours!

  4. You're soooo right, thank you.
    I love Donald Trumps quote as well:

    "If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big."

    (Replace thinking in Dreaming.)

    Have a nice day, XXX, carmie.

  5. Debra - I am sure you use your imagination!

    Kathy - Those roses are about to smile at you too.

    Ejgin - Please let me know your blog address; I can't seem to access it. Thank you for your compliment-much appreciated!

    Carmie - I can tell you love quotes as much as I do. :)

  6. You're so right, it is important to retain the imagination you had as a child. It makes life so much more enjoyable.

    Thank you for sharing your story on my "Regrets" post. If only we could go back in time and change things, but those are lessons we learn as we get older, unfortunately.

  7. Imagination and dreams are for all young and old. A very BEAUTIFUL post and photo of your roses!!

    I try to hold onto some of the child within, but I realized a couple of weeks ago when I had a friend's daughter over. I forgot how to play dolls!! Do we talk or just dress them? LOL...

    I hope the sun will be shinning in your corner and you have to time today to enjoy your garden. Have a golden one my friend. xoxo

  8. Thank you for asking. I am still getting my blog site set up. Will let you know when it is completed. Happy Spring!


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