ISSUE 2 I THINKING SPACES
The Beauty of Simple Things
Thoughts and imagination are the most fragile, vulnerable yet most power devices with us as human beings. Our imagination is only limited by the exposure we give to our brain. As children we have all spent hours gazing at the clouds finding patterns or stared endlessly at the ripples in water enchanted by the shimmer of the sun. But sadly with passage of time we all tend to leave behind these simple things and keep chasing things which are more and more complex in nature making ourselves run in loops. We tend to undermine the value of letting our imagination run wild or even the simple act of collecting our thoughts. We shy away from building those sand castles, or even jump into that puddle or chase the kite or catch those shimmering fireflies. Our worlds are becoming rigid by the day and shrinking to the confines of our screens and the irony is that we are seeking real answers from a virtual world. The following essay reflects back on some of the images from a simpler time which once launched out flight of fantasy. So we urge you to pick up that book, sip that morning coffee, gaze at the colours or simply walk on the green grass and let the dew drops stimulate that creative nerve.