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Let imagination take you where you want to go

I’m a physician who studied mostly science classes in school, so I don’t think of myself as artistic.  This blog serves as a creative outlet for me, but that’s about where it ends.  I  find inspiration in multiple sources- my family and friends, nature, the patients I treat, music, and reading but I don’t think of myself as creative.

So when Kathleen Aherne asked me to write a guest post for her website, Let’s Create, I was a little surprised but also excited at the chance to share some of what has inspired my life. She asked me to write a two part story, so I am sharing part 1 with you today.

You can start reading it here, and then continue with the link to the rest of the post at  Let’s Create.

Reading-The fastest way to everywhere

I grew up as an only child, in a home that was not well off financially. With no siblings, and few neighborhood kids, I used  my imagination to have fun. I watched television shows but there was no internet or digital devices for entertainment. Mostly, I read books which became my favorite pastime.

I still have my three favorite books-      Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes,

Better Homes and Gardens Story Book, and   

The Golden Treasury of Natural History,

all of which have survived multiple moves in readable condition. I don’t read them now, but reading continues to be my favorite way to pass a relaxing evening or rainy afternoon.

When I was young, my mother enjoyed country music and she never missed a TV show featuring a pretty young blonde singer. With her bouffant hairstyle and frilly dresses, I thought the singer was a famous star. I didn’t know she was new to country music, trying to break into the business, and this was her first major opportunity.

Enjoy reading further at Let’s Create

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6 thoughts on “Let imagination take you where you want to go

  1. Christie Hawkes

    I love to read, Aletha, have since childhood. I think it’s so wonderful that you still have some of your favorite childhood books. Reading opens up more worlds than we could ever visit in a lifetime, stretches and relaxes the mind, and also connects me to others when we share the books. Thank you for this post, which I found on Over the Moon. Also–I think you are indeed creative. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D. Post author

      Thank you so much Christie, I have expanded my definition of “creative”, as I realize there are many unique ways to be creative. I like your thoughts about reading-relaxing yet stretching. And even though we do it alone usually, it can connect us with other people.

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