Tagged with imagination

On the Power of a Good Book…

“All my life I’ve wanted to be the kid who gets to cross over into the magical kingdom. I devoured those books by C.S. Lewis and William Dunthorn, Ellen Wentworth, Susan Cooper, and Alan Garner. When I could get them from the library, I read them out of order as I found them, and then … Continue reading

Zoe Keating: One Woman Orchestra

Zoe Keating: One Woman Orchestra

Inspiration can come from many unexpected places, you just have to be open to finding them. As Neil Gaiman said: “You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” This summer I … Continue reading

On Building Sand Castles…

“You are lucky to be one of those people who wishes to build sand castles with words, who is willing to create a place where your imagination can wander. We build this place with the sand of memories; these castles are our memories and inventiveness made tangible. So part of us believes that when the … Continue reading

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice!

In honor of this longest day of the year, here are some of Arthur Rackham’s gorgeous illustrations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Happy Summer!

Zita the Magician by Miroslav Holub

Zita the Magician by Miroslav Holub To amuse His Royal Majesty he will change water into wine. Frogs into footmen. Beetles into bailiffs. And make a Minister out of a rat. He bows, and daisies grow from his finger-tips. And a talking bird sits on his shoulder. There. Think up something else, demands His Royal … Continue reading

On the Sisterhood of Reading…

“Sometimes they would sit in the parlor together, both reading – in entirely separate worlds, to be sure, but joined somehow. When this happened, other people in the family couldn’t bring themselves to disturb them. All that could be heard in the parlor was the sound of pages, turning.” – Alice Hoffman