Words of Wisdom from Madeleine L’Engle

November 15th, 2008 by admin

“Human beings are born with a great deal of creativity, and by the age of twelve, we’ve lost most of it. The world just slams it out of us. Our teachers and parents tell us that what comes from our imagination isn’t true; it’s just “imaginary.” I think that what’s imaginary is truer than what’s “real.” Adults prefer facts, because facts are limited. Like truth, imagination is unlimited, so many people are afraid of it.”
—Madeleine L’Engle

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2 Responses to “Words of Wisdom from Madeleine L’Engle”

  1. Ali at Chinaberry Says:

    Anna - The pic of my daughter on the police motorcycle was taken at the Palm Springs Children’s Museum. Thanks for sharing the photo of your nephew. I can see why his parents might not love the pic though. Last time I took the girls to Chuck E. Cheese, I actually “gave in” and let them play a couple of the least violent & realistic gun games. I sit on the fence when it comes to letting my kids play with toy or arcade game weapons. I definitely don’t encourage it, but most kids will find a way to make pretend weapons anyway — using blocks, building sets, brooms, paper towel tubes, their hands, etc. And, if it’s “forbidden,” often times that will make it all the more intriguing.

  2. Anna Says:

    Ali, I love this photo! My nephew with a video game gun (his parents were none to pleased to see this…)

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