Daily Prompt – By Hand

What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.

One of my favourite presents, which I’m pretty sure I actually still have in a box somewhere, was a card that my mum made me for my birthday. I’m not sure how old I was – maybe like 7 or 8 – but it was a period of time where neither my parents could really afford much; everything was going to bills and paying for our house renovations and the mortgage and buying food every fortnight etc etc. I didn’t necessarily want a present anyway, because I never really wanted to celebrate my birthday.

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Daily Prompt – Fictional Intruder

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?

Well for starters, I’d DEFINITELY be hanging out with Prime Minister Tilda Swinton, as Frosty The Snow Bitch from Narnia…

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Dec 16: Imagination vs. Knowledge

Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Do you agree or disagree?

I certainly don’t call myself an academic. I wasn’t academic at school, although, in saying that, high school was a complete fucking nightmare and nothing but 6 years of emotional abuse and bullying, so I really wanted nothing to do with it.

I’m a creative person.

The statement is a catch-22 to me.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Without imagination, where is the creativity? Where is the innovation? Where is the artistic expression. Without imagination, my view is that the world would just be cold and clinical. People would do as they were told and nobody would question anything. It would function like clockwork. No emotion. Lifeless and boring.

Knowledge is more important that imagination. Imaginative people are just careless and care-free. They have no structure. Without knowledge, there would be no laws / legislation to determine right and wrong. Knowledge is the foundation of science, and without science we have nothing.  Well, not unless you believe in Jebus?

So I can’t answer this and just pick one, when I can argue for both sides.

But if I had to pick one, I’d still pick imagination.