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.
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5 thoughts on “Let imagination take you where you want to go”
Thanks for sharing it Dee
Reading has always been a favored pasttime of mine. We can learn so much as we explore other peoples worlds.
Dr. Ho, I’ve noticed that those who write usually like to read. And I believe reading helps our writing.
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!
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.