Monday, June 1, 2009

Just Our Imagination

Belinda here.

Lately, I've been seeing everything very visually. I'm not sure why.

Maybe it's because I've been reading the Bible chronologically and while I'm reading I'm trying very hard to visualize what is happening. Trying to visualize the men and women and the layout of the cities. It's been very interesting. Like the part where they carry the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem stopping every six steps and sacrificing and praising before they go another-----six steps. If you try to visualize that scene alone so many things run through the mind. Think of the time it took to travel the distance. The pagentry at the sacrifice and the joy of the praise. It must have been an amazing journey.

So when I'm at my job or visiting with friends when they start to relate a scenario my mind is visually going's very interesting.

So here I am, talking to my daughter. She recently had a long term sub position and was an EIP teacher for kindergardners, first graders and second graders. I'm not sure how old the child was that said this, but he was young.

Get your mind ready to visualize.......Ready. As Sophia from the Golden Girls would say........ Picture this!

The little boy came up to my daughter and said...."Mrs. Harkins. I pulled this chair next to me so my imagination could sit by me."

My daughter said she thought what he meant was "so his imaginary friend could sit by him."
But, like she said, it was too cute to question.

And as writers, wouldn't we love it? Come here, imagination. Sit right here and help me out,cause the people I'm writing about aren't miserable enough. I need a scene.
The people I'm writing about need a happy ending...can you come up with one?

So the next time you sit down to write, pull up that chair for your imagination. Let's see how it works.


  1. I don't write buy that is a good one maybe Jesua will sit in that chair and spend some time with me. Do you remember the song (If Jesus Came to Your House) I wonder how many would have to do away with a lot of stuff, but you know He sees us anyway, so He already know what we are doing,


  2. Edna, great point. There's that story about Jesus sitting in the chair next to the bed where someone was sick...oh, I'll get the story wrong, but I know people remember it.

    And I think anytime you ask, Jesus will sit in that chair right next to you.

  3. Cute story, Lindi! What a sweet child.