Imagination is more important than knowledge ~ Albert EinsteinThat is a pretty heavy quote from a pretty heavy thinker. How can imagination be more important than knowledge? Why should we value imagination? Where does it take us and how do we use it? The answer lies in the eyes of a child and their view of the world.
From the moment a child is born, the world is theirs to discover. It is filled with a myriad of shapes, colours and images to draw their eyes and minds. It is the power of a child's wondering that makes that world come alive. Without a little curiosity, they would not reach for blocks, respond to a mother's smile, or attempt to explore their world as a whole. It is that curiosity that sparks imagination and a whole new world to open up. What would happen if they hit that mobile? Imagine if it brought it closer to them, so that they could explore it more! Wow; and life colours into vibrant hues.
Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it ~ Duane Michals
To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted ~ George Kneller
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~ Dr. Seuss