"That is an excellent practice," replied the Mad Hatter to Alice Kingsley.
Honestly though, it is an excellent practice. A practice that we all should do more often. A practice we should teach our kids. The imagination is such a strong tool we have as humans, and yet we live in a society that teaches us to abandon that tool once we “grow up.” I personally come from a background where, on one side, my creativity and imagination were praised, and encouraged… and on the other; I was encouraged to abandon them because they were just “silly.”
Honestly, in my observation, it is the people who think up what seem to be impossible things, and follow through with them, that get the most out of life. Think about it; safety and security no longer lie within the options we know are possible- so why turn away the amazing thoughts are imaginations give to us? Why deny ourselves the opportunity to even attempt reaching out to those impossible things we think of?
We need patience and we need drive. Because we live in a world now where, pretty much everything, is instant, we expect that of everything in life. But we can’t expect that of everything. People turn their world upside down in a matter of minutes at times because an outcome of a situation isn’t given to them in that time…Hell, I’ve been guilty of it. I’m sure we all have. But we need to wake up. We need to follow our imaginations and develop the patience yet again to nurture those impossible things we think of. With a little time and a lot of faith in the creative impossibilities we come up with, I believe everything will be more possible.
I’ve come to realize that what I am is simple: I am a maker. I just like making things. Whether with a drawing, or a photograph, or a needle and thread or some clay- making things makes me happy. And making things is what I want to do with my life. Though it is taking time, and though at times it seems impossible, I believe that I am on the right path, accompanied by a few others, to make this happen.
Folklore seems like an impossible thing sometimes, but it’s a wildly wonderful impossible thing that I believe WILL be great one day.
I’m curious- what are your impossible things?