Stirring the Imagination

As a writer, I am always trying to stir my imagination so the good stuff comes to the top. One simple way to do this is by connecting with my inner child. Children’s books can be a great escape and a fantastic way to rejuvenate a weary, stressed out adult-mind. C. S. Lewis said:

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

One of the first books that stirred my imagination was McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss. I can still remember how that book awakened my creativity with its fantastic imaginary fish. I checked it out from my library countless times. I own it now, and still am awed by the pure imagination painted upon each page. It’s magical.

There are so many great children’s books. I love the funny rhyming poems of Jack Prelutzky and Shel Silverstein. Continue reading

Sunday Sense

Sunday is a great day for another C.S. Lewis quote:

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

I love the power of that sentence.  Sunrises and sunsets are some of my most favorite things to watch—and seeing the sun shine through clouds, giving them silvery linings and warming the earth with its golden rays thrill me. Continue reading