Category Archives: Ideas & imaginings

Discussions on creativity, ideas, imagination, inspiration

The benefits of an overactive imagination


For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to do more than is possible for me I want to see the world from high orbit I want to fly over Uluru without the support of mechanics I want to … Continue reading

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Dreams are windows


It amazes me how impressionable the subconscious and imagination is. I’ve been reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The story is told from the POV of a girl (Susie Salmon) who was murdered by a serial killer. She tells … Continue reading

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A Professor of ideas


I’m so glad that Karl Spitzweg created this painting. It resides over my reading chair in the library and I can see myself reflected in the old man on the ladder. He is so focused on the book in his … Continue reading

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Contingency plans: Part 2


I’m a few chapters into the novel I was talking about in my last post. It seems I can relax. There are some elements that are similar with mine, but the characters, setting, themes and ultimately the style is very … Continue reading

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Contingency plans and the gravity of words


This post is coming to you from the as yet unfinished Bibliotopia via a nearly geriatric, (very) slow laptop. It is simply too hot upstairs where my primary computer is currently located and this room feels so right just now. … Continue reading

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