To form a mental image of something not present to the senses can be a powerful tool. This is especially true for those of us who at times what not to confront and deal with a problem. Or, it may actually help us deal with the problem. Childhood trains us to use our imagination.
Here stands Will and Ian, two of my grandsons. They are trying on their imagination. Their creative ability has certainly been directed toward shields and capes, but hey...their capes are colorful, and their flying ability is yet to be tested. "Here we come to save the day", they seem to be saying. A creation of the mind it is. At least they shared this day in their world of fantasy. Childhood is such a world of exploration...and imagination.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
It would certainly be expected that most children's elementary education includes school plays. You know those plays that require group participation, cooperation, acting, and those stomach butterflies that generally tell us that something unusual is about to happen. Getting up in front of people and pretending that you are some character not usually part of the normal day, can produce a lot of these butterflies.