Only if you can Imagine

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”~Albert Einstein


Only if you can Imagine…

Holding it, I knew the truth.

It is a fossilized clam from time before.

You cannot tell me it isn’t.

It can not speak but shouts,” Look here!”

Many will scoff but most care not.

I want to know. “How did you find me?”

I just looked and there you were.

Seeing can be so easy when you look.

I must show the children.

Uncalloused minds want to touch.

Trust me, it IS real.

We want to know, don’t we?

Scientists will always question.

Artists never fail to see.

Children embrace curiosity.

Don’t talk to me unless you will listen.

Fossil of a clam

Potluck Monday poem

My Dream Novel's Plot

Prepared to be scared…

edvard munch – the scream 1893

Nadia awoke with a start!

She had to have been dreaming. Yet,the voice in her ear was so very familiar that it still resonated.

The image of her younger self came back, like an old fashioned movie, it had no sound and flickered.

Nadia pinched herself…she was dreaming. “Ouch!”

The show stopped as abruptly as it had started.

The haunting image of herself at age ten stayed with her. Although she was sure it was her younger self, the setting was completely foreign. If she had to guess, she was traveling on a train. The scene ran at a separate speed behind her.

Nadia had never, ever, ridden a train.

Then the voice came back to her.

She wracked her brain but couldn’t remember what it had said.

“Nadia, you up?” Aunt Gayle always insisted that the “early bird gets the worm.”

“Yes, I’ll be right down.”

Nadia was visiting Aunt Gayle’s dairy farm in New York State.

Her parents were on a leave from their studies on behalf of the government. They were secretive about their jobs. Even at age 25, Nadia had no idea what they really did.

She shook off the eerie dream and went down to breakfast.

After she left the bedroom, an image flickered on the wall.

It was the young Nadia screaming in terror… but no one saw.

Time travel, government experiment, mental illness what will come will blow you away!

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I believe I can fly…

Kids need time alone!

OK , how many of you thought that you could fly when you were kids? I used to walk around my house with a mirror held up under my nose to feel like walking on the ceiling. My granddaughter has imaginary friends and I am very envious.

I have always talked to animals though! Yes, I believe I DO know where they are coming from! At my grandparents’ farm as a child, I learned to mimic the sound of a mother cat calling her kittens. Many times I was able to find and rescue feral litters. Even now, I can whistle to a hawk and seem to be answered,at least they linger. I am able to collect night crawlers efficiently from watching robins tug on them. My dog counts on my knowledge of his body language and I have petted dogs who were considered vicious.  I can leap tall buildings in a single bound…

I am so happy that I spent those years, on the farm. One thing I can say with the utmost confidence , I can be alone and never have I felt lonely!

Once in awhile, leaving kids alone is the best thing you can offer!