The Importance of Imagination

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Pablo Picasso once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” Given that art falls back on its aesthetic, it’s fair that he focused on the challenge to create paintings that looked like a child had done them. It was something that wasn’t done. The goal for artistry was to create lifelike images. To record an idea in a single frame. Fast forward to today and perhaps you could argue that we should all “paint like a child.” Though, replace the word “paint” with “imagine.” A child sees endless possibilities in what is presented to them. They’re not bound by the same rules that us adults are. Everything can be personified. Magic exists. There seem to be no limits within their world. Just the limits that we impose on them. Though if we allow it, their imagination can teach us something. To hold onto imagination.