“Do you know what the imagination is?”

“Oh, sure. That’s when you see things, but they’re not really there.”

“Well, that can be caused by other things too! No, to me the imagination is a place all by itself. A separate country. Now, you’ve heard of the French nation, the British nation – well this is the Imagi-Nation. It’s a wonderful place.

How would you like to make snowballs in the summer time? Eh? Or drive a great big bus down Fifth Avenue? How would you like to have a ship all to yourself that makes daily trips to China and Australia? How would you like to be the Statue of Liberty in the morning, and in the afternoon, fly south with a flock of geese?

(Susan nods, wanting to know more.)

Very simple. Of course, it takes practice. Now, the first thing you’ve got to learn is how to pretend…”

*An excerpt from the 1947 film Miracle on 34th St. starring Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle and Natalie Wood as Susan.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

14 thoughts on “>Imagine…

  1. >What a beautiful post. What’s great about Imagi-Nation is that everybody’s welcome, regardless of race, sex, religion.Hope you’re having a great holiday season!

  2. >I haven’t popped in for a while so was thrilled to see your progress on this piece!! Look forward to seeing the finished product.Merry, merry Christmas!!

  3. >Welll i see that it’s almost finished.Wonderful progress on the sofa.willing to see it’s finished.Merry christmas to ypu and yur family.

  4. >Kris, Freud, Kiss… your Celebrity Sofa is getting a work out!!! Who will be the next guest, I wonder? You’re on a highly fun and entertaining path with this… Thanks!May your Christmas be filled with the spirit of play!

  5. >As Anne says to Marilla in Anne of Green Gables when Marilla says she doesn’t imagine, ‘Oh Marilla, how much you’ve missed…’ Happy Holidays 😉

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