Flabby or Bright Imagination?

Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination…..

At the Bottom of My Garden

But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.

 Walt Disney, as quoted in The Quotable Walt Disney (2001)

Well you heard Walt….let’s get exercising our imagination (or live with a FLABBY muscle–oh, yuck!)) by creating that secret hiding place we all wish to escape when the colors of our lives begin to pale.

First, begin with the scene. Let’s start with a lush green grassy meadow and place a variety of trees and shrubbery. Make sure the foliage creates a cave like atmosphere and then throw in some curious little animals, some fairies and bring on the mist machine.

Fairy Light

Now, imagine yourself here with your thoughts on peace, serenity and beauty. Did you know fairies are known as the “people of peace?” Have you ever wondered why fairies have a way of provoking the imagination? Is it their size or their little wings that daintily take them to magical places like the tops of large mushrooms or as in the picture above, being able to hover in mid-air like a hummingbird? I find most illustrations of fairies beautiful like this image…..

Fairy – "Take the Fair Face of Woman"...

that captivates the imagination!

Of course, if you find yourself pressed for time but need to exercise the old imagination before the flabby sets in, just keep a few of these keyboard fairies around and have at it!


It’s your secret hiding place after all……

Do fairies captivate your imagination and if so, why?  

Ahem, you can go now, imagination exercises are over.

Thanks to the earthquakes, thunder storms and internet services being down around here over past couple of days, I have to run along now and catch up on reading all the exciting gifts (posts) you all left here.

I love it! Let the earth move under my feet, writing cannot be stopped!


5 thoughts on “Flabby or Bright Imagination?

  1. eof737 says:

    Those are beautiful fairies. I grew up reading about them and imagining myself meting them… I did in my dreams… I love fairies. 🙂
    I’m working on catching up again after a hectic workshop week again. 🙂


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