Imagination (Making the Mundane Original)

This piece was rather difficult at first because my phrase, “walking a dog”, brings up a large pool of memories. There was the time my dog ate a bunny right in front of my animal-loving-innocent face, or the time my dog bolted from my leash and jumped the fence into a strangers yard. My problem was; how do I choose something that’s original and offers a fresh perspective? Sure, a dog eating a bunny is a good story, but it still seemed mundane to me. It felt like a story that lacked scene, it lacked details, and it lacked a fresh taint.

I decided on a scene that played out a few years back. I chose it because it was a time in my life where I got to witness someone being imaginative.

Imagination is probably the highest attribute and lifestyle I choose to seek.

When I saw this awkward-semi-nerdy little kid running around a park with a make believe dog, I envied him. I envied him because he had the balls to physically display his imagination publically. What do I do? I keep my creative works and imagination to myself, hidden away on a hard drive, because I’m too scared to free them into the world. It feels vulnerable and I don’t want to go there.

This kid lived freely, and it looked so good.

I felt like this story was original in the sense that I was speaking to more of a feeling than a story. I didn’t want to report a scene, I wanted to feel it. I was speaking to the imagination through a mundane action that I’ve always struggled to express.

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