Does anyone use their imaginations anymore? When I was a kid, I used my imagination all the time. My twin and I would pretend to be radio disc jockeys and we'd sing our made up hits and then announce our next hit. We even had commercials. "And now a word from our sponsors."
Sometimes, I imagined the ground was on fire with only a small tight rope to walk across to safety. (Water hose for tight rope.) If one of us fell off the tight rope, sad to say, we perished.
Other times, we pretended to be one of the Brady Bunch kids. There was always an issue of the day like Nay Nay (Jan) losing her diary key and Me (Cindy) finding it and reading Jan's diary. As always a mom or dad didn't spank Cindy's butt but felt her forehead and determined that Cindy (me) wasn't being bad, I was just running a slight fever. Off to bed I went where we then went into doctor and patient imagination.
We would get so caught up in our imagination that I swear, sometimes, we never even played with our toys at all. Everything that we had, was handmade and at our disposal. A tennis racket was a guitar. A brush was a microphone.
Do imaginations disappear when you get older? If so, I want mine back. I want to "pretend" that I'm eating lobster when actually, there's a grilled cheese sandwich on my plate. I want to pretend to travel across the country and really feel like I have. I want to imagine that I've won the lottery and I can do anything I want with the money I have.
That's the beauty of being kids. There's no holding back on what you can imagine.
What did you imagine when you were a kid? Do you use your imagination now?
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