Imagination without knowledge? Spring surprises

Larger image.

Looking at this detail, there are many stories my brain conjures up. They have to do with the ocean in the background, shipwrecks and the “tooth of time gnawing away” at the remnants of long gone boats. Imagine the memory of the people involved in all the big and small drama surrounding those boats slowly fading into oblivion…

Then of course, I do know what the tooth of time (isn’t German a wonderful language sometimes?) actually is: Chemistry and physics.

No, that knowledge does not take away from those stories. Not at all. It tells a story itself, a story which builds a bridge between my romantic ideas and the reality in front of me, lifting those ideas above clichée in the process. I would not want to be without it, to be honest.

Imagination and knowledge together are powerful!

Now read this:  42: A personal confession (part 1/4)

© 2018 Alexander Biebricher All Rights Reserved

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s