Saturday, 23 November 2013

When Did We Lose The Art Of Imagination?

Whilst sat in Costa enjoying one of their special Christmasy drinks I was observing my boyfriend Marty
Our delicious Christmas drinks 
(find him on Twitter) who was intently watching a young boy across the room - whom was clearly driving an imaginary vehicle. I left him for a second and pondered to myself what he could be possibly thinking of ( he is the least paternal person I know) when I finally asked him what was so interesting his response was simple -
Why don't grown men pretend to drive buses ?

I immediately responded by saying that sadly I believe, that it is the result of going to school - Being taught facts and figures which forms a loss of creative thought processes. Tasks that as a child seemed like the most exciting times of our lives, just become everyday mundane and unfulfilling activities.
But really, why shouldn't we imitate driving a double decker or pretending to be a post office cashier ( one of my childhood faves) . Ok on a serious note this may make us appear slightly strange but what I think is so important is to maintain an element of imagination in our everyday lives. Perhaps adding a little imagination to our days could spark them to come alive-  allowing them to meet the expectations of the lives we have become so obsessed with by constantly refreshing the social networks feeds of celebrities whose everyday lives seem so enthralling!!
Your imagination can take you places straight thinking can only dream of taking you - it is about creating an opportunity and running with the idea until it makes all your dreams come true - and you finally become the person you have always aspired to be.

So speaking from someone who is no stranger to believing that fairies really do live at the bottom of the garden, see how much a little imagination can brighten up your day and put a little bit of magic in your life :) .

Love Liv xXx


  1. Maybe it's because our dreams just become a bit more sophisticated as we get older? Although there's a lot to be said for zooming around a park, pretending to be an aeroplane, if you ask me! LLGxx

  2. This is true - Although sometime I do wish I could still have innocent dreams and not have to grow up :) - On that note I am off to neverland xxx