If I had 3 wishes right now, they would be:
- That everyone has the gift of perfect sight.
- That I could fly.
- That I could speak all the languages in the world.
Although, it seems each time it’s something different. Last time, I wished that I could teleport to see my loved ones, be a cat for a day or go on a one year travel trip. There’s so many places to go. I imagine looking at the northern lights, flying on a hot air balloon or walking through a forbidden city. My senses would be like a cats. Ears listening far wide, nose sensing all the smells, my soft paws touching the ground and my tough tongue trying new food.
When I was a child and a teenager, I was asked what I’d wish for if I had 3 wishes. I remember one of my wishes was to have straighter teeth, and it seems funny that nearly ten years later I have braces. I remember wishing that I will be able to leave high school early and go into university and it happened. I remember wishing to move to a bigger city, and I did. Although, now I think back to it, I didn’t realise that I was using these wishes and turning them into goals. Even though I still wished I had a flying horse like Pegasus nearly everyday, I still wish that today. It just shows that a single thought is like a seed. If we nurture it and let it grow, it could turn into something beautiful. It could truly happen.
There are wishes that do come true, because we believe in our hearts first that they are possible. Then there are wishes from our imagination, that we wished could happen. Whether it’s a fantasy that reads like a book or a magical creature, that’s what makes wishing so wonderful. You can wish for anything. Imagination is what keeps us going and it can also be what takes us down. Have you ever created in your mind a scenario or a memory and made it far more wilder then it really was? Your mind seems to twist and turn in a never ending maze, creating a story that doesn’t exist. It’s a thing called worry that wriggles its way inside your ear and into your mind. Yet, imagination can also be a creator.
When I was in college, my teacher wrote on the white board:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
― Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge. We can be the smartest person in the world, but without imagination, the world would be quite black and white. We are all like an artist living on the planet – we’re all actors on a stage playing the characters that make us us. Without imagination the world would be such a sad place. Imagination has no limits. Just as a wish can create hope, possibilities and take you outside of the box. I don’t think Chopin could of created such beautiful piano music without imagination.
For those who may want to listen to sad music with cats, even when they’re not feeling sad.