According to Wallace Stevens “Imagination is one of the forces of nature.” I totally agree with this quote by Stevens, because if we are using our imagination, we are most likely being creative. In order to write or even read literature we must use our imagination. In order To be able to write effectively we must or should be able to step away from the reality of life and step into to a world of endless visions. To be quite honest we often take our imagination for granted, or we all get caught up in the several of real life issues that we deal with on a day to day basis. Honestly I really never thought about putting my imagination in to use until I read Wallace Stevens’ quote. The funny thing is many of us (even myself), don’t realize how much we use are imagination everyday. Have you ever been bored at work or at home, and after a while you find yourself daydreaming about something totally off the wall or flat out funny? Or maybe you’ve had visions about inventing something that no one will ever think of; these examples are all forms of imagination.
I remember as a kid I use to play with action figures, and I would separate them into two teams. I would pretend that they were at war with each other and I would spend hours playing “War” with those action figures. I have to admit, I had a blast playing “War”. Those were the good old days, right? But all the while I was playing with my action figures, or simply daydreaming about various things; I was developing and practicing critical inquiry. Whenever we read someone’s poem, novel or any type literature, we must open our mind, and allow our imagination to follow the author’s words. We all have a wonderful gift of imagination; DON’T WASTE IT!