Thursday, December 17, 2009

Imagination and the Purple Tree - continued

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Antoine De Saint-Exupery French Author, Aviator

Just think about this! A strand of yarn, a shiny silk thread, a whispy tuft of fleece will set us knitters' heart aflutter. Wonderful projects arise in front of our eyes, wraps, sweaters, blankets... intricate patterns, embroidered with precious bullion yarn and glittering beads, a multitude of colors are blending or contrasting in that imaginary knit, a cathedral arises...

It is like a painter's need to transpose what she or he sees or imagines to a canvas or a wall, like a sculptor's vision of the finished artful sculpture while standing before that marble block, that ancient tree trunk or chunk of metal, a jewelery maker's intricate pieces evolving from an ingot lying on the worktable.
Or a child's vision of a Purple Tree...

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Love the food for thought, Laura. Imaginative play makes it possible for me to experience a whole world inside the mind. It gives me the ability to look at any situation from a different point of view, and enables me to mentally explore the past and the future. In my imagination, I can travel anywhere in the speed of light without any obstacles. It makes me feel free, though temporarily, and only in the mind, from tasks, difficulties and unpleasant circumstances. Imagination is not limited only to seeing pictures in the mind. It includes all the five senses and the feelings. I can imagine a sound, taste, smell, a physical sensation or a feeling or emotion. For some people it is easier to see mental pictures, others find it easier to imagine a feeling, and some are more comfortable imagining the sensation of one of the five senses. Training of the imagination gives the ability to combine all the senses. I think it's the very reason why I am fiber-obsessed. I love to play!