This month’s Stelladaur quote is from Finding Tir Na Nog (Book 1), where a mystical creature named, Fiala, helps Reilly begin to understand his innate power.
“When one is ready to experience pure imagination, he or she is infused with an accompanying feeling. But imagination is not the feeling—it is what creates the feeling.”
Fiala and Reilly watch as various characters sketch their dreams on a 3-D moving sidewalk, with a magical piece of chalk. She tells him, “Sketching dreams brings perspective to desire.” Reilly doesn’t understand and asks her how it works.
“By bringing feeling to the imagination. It is feeling that brings form. When form is manifested in an undesirable way, it jumps out at them as a warning that the truest self is not being honored.”
Renowned author, Ursula K. Le Guin, who died at the age of 88, said this about the great gift of imagination: “Imagination is the single most useful tool mankind possesses.”
Read more about Le Guin’s perspective in this thought-provoking article.