Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Imagination

This is a fun topic and it wasn't so hard to pick out of the other I options. As writers we often use our imaginations. Several years ago, I even started using this quote as my signature and someone then made an image for me.

Have you always used your imagination?

I know growing up that me and my sister often used our imaginations. I don't remember the play with the box instead of the toy days but I do know of other examples. There are a couple videos from when we were little and one is of me singing from a book, only the book is upside down. lol

Me and my sister also at one point had skateboards, but we never learned how to really use them. We certainly played with them but not in the expected way. Instead, we used our imaginations and came up with a game that involved the boards. It was fun. We also had a game where we used pillows and would slide down the stairs. ahh fun times.

Then when we were a little older we had a special game we liked to play. It was based off Disney version of Aladdin. I was the boy character who had struggled to make a living while my sister was the princess running away from her controlling father. And whenever we were with our cousins, we played house. I was the mom and they all were my kids. We always had fun when it came to using our imagination.

Now, I write.

Do you use your imagination?
What did you imagine as a kid?


DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Hi Dawn. I'm sure that part of my brain is well developed, lol. To be a fiction writer it helps to have a pretty vivid imagination and this is often formed in childhood play like you and your sister shared.


Dawn Embers said...

Denise - Considering your writing that I've seen, I'm sure your imagination is well developed. hehe