“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world…”
When tragedies happen, our imaginations can really jump in. We wonder about a lot of unknowns, we try to find narratives to organize and understand what has happened. We try to make sense. The arts provide a way to organize thoughts and feelings. Sometimes just allowing the brush or pencil or paint to lead us when we don’t really know what to say, can begin a process of making sense of things. Our imagination is a powerful. It gives us hope, possibility, and a way to work with the unknown. It can also illuminate our fears and worries. Having art as an outlet for our imagination gives us boundaries so that the thoughts we might otherwise keep inside for lack of how to express them can come out and be held somewhere safe.
Maybe today is a really good day to make some art to lift some of the heaviness we feel in our hearts.