Impossible things

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Through The Looking Glass-illustration by John Tenniel

“‘I can’t believe that!’ said Alice.
‘Can’t you?’ the Queen said in a pitying tone. ‘Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.’
Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’
‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast…’”

Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass.

It is the job of the creative writer to believe impossible things…not only to believe them oneself, but to create a space within the imagination that invites the reader in to share that belief, if only while the words dance on the turning page. The best writers create a belief that changes our perception of reality, not just for the duration of the book we are reading, but beyond the monochrome…

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this read and I love the ending paragraph. I believe one of the most amazing things as an writer/artist is our ability to create a world that readers can step into, feel, touch and fully experience. Words are amazing. Thank you for posting.

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