The best art cannot be forced or controlled because the imagination thrives and creates in a relaxed attitude of openness, a sense of play not duty. Albert Einstein, one of the most brilliant scientists of the last century, valued imagination over knowledge.For a brainy, intellectual, Einstein had a lot to say about imagination:
” Imagination is every thing. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Antaole France adds:
“To know is to nothing at all; to imagine is everything.”
As for me:
Suddenly an idea springs up from my inner self,
initiating a flow of words, assimilated emotions, reflections and connections
that seem to take on a life of their own.
This entire process is joyful and life-giving,
like writing with my fingers, not my brain.