Wednesday, August 20, 2008
How does your Imagination Garden Grow?
What is imagination? A chemical reaction to the food we eat or a spiritual journey to the core of the soul. Is playing in the negative imagination a release valve for our pent up aggressions or the beginning of real life criminal activity?
I am a imagination worshiper. I worship the universal intelligent by creative acts. I don't believe in telling anyone how to worship as we all live under cultural truths. This is simply what works for me. There is nothing better than to bring joy into the world with your creativity.
What happens when our imaginations are used as a celebration of evil? Harmless fun or a road to hell when viewed by other minds? I liked the movie The Road Warrior starring Mel Gibson but it spawned a real civil war in Liberia the failed West African colony of the United States founded by freed slaves. Trucks were turned into Road Warrior style assault vehicles and the warring factions wore costumes in the style of the movie. In front of the American Embassy real life crimes against humanity was played out.
Stephen King's first novel Rage inspired all the school shootings that followed. I believe artists do have a responsibility for their art. I don't how far that responsibility should go or if we should censor art in any way but we should be careful what we create.
I have hurt people with my art and have caused great emotional pain with the fruit of my imagination. I have learned better.
What of truth? How much of our truth is bound by our imagination? Do I have the right to speak or write the truth as I believe it to be? My Museum Tales are about Science City, Union Station Kansas City Missouri and from now on I will be using real names and the full names of the people in the story. I did not want to do this but when you try to steal my freedom of speech from me, you leave me no choice.
I am not scared of elitist cowards that live off their grandparent's wealth and have never known an honest days work in their life. Use your imaginations and not your power and wealth.
How does my Imagination Garden grow? Not very well right now. This blog is my Imagination Garden and my writing is weak and my ego needs weeding but I'm trying to do better.