Now there's a word!
The Merriam- Webster Dictionary defines it as:
1. the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality
2. creative ability, ability to confront & deal with a problem
3. a creation of the mind, especially : an idealized or poetic creation, fanciful or empty assumption
How do you bring something into being that has never before been wholly perceived in reality? You imagine it!
there's music, how faint the tune....
Some tribal cultures believe that the act of creation takes place through music. They literally sing their homes, their villages and their valleys into existence. They keep them strong and real regularly and ritually through music and belief. It's a little like prayer, isn't it? Somewhere in the world, someone is
chanting their own universe into being right now.
We modern folk are not so different from this. We speak of being in tune, of needing harmony and rhythm to feel complete and alive. We create our own realities with our words and our songs, our eyes and our hands. Each world is defined by our own outline, the envelope of skin and nerves and light and air we inhabit. Every time we push against something, we feel ourselves.
Rosalind Fordham." - Rosalind Fordham