THE NECESSARY ELEMENT OF THE IMAGINATION
Our friend Jasmin Pittman Morrell invites us into her dreams:
“When I first saw an image of Alan Moore’s science fiction heroine, Promethea, it was as if she’d already been submerged somewhere in the pools of my subconscious, just waiting to surface and greet me like an old friend. It was an eerily resonant experience. I had not read many graphic novels, but this panel I stumbled across featured a muscular, dreadlocked woman hovering slightly above the ground, wielding a glowing, blue caduceus. She was part-goddess, part-terrestrial, both divine and human. Her enemies cowered before her, though in that moment she was not threatening them with physical violence. Utterly confident, her words undergirded her obvious power.
“I am the holy splendor of the imagination. I cannot be destroyed.”
I was smitten, my response to her immediate and visceral. Typically relegated to the domain of children and dreamers, I’d overlooked the imagination as an active, sacred thing of splendor and power, a necessary element for use alongside the quest for transformation and wisdom. Regardless, keeping company with children and dreamers sounds like a pretty sweet gig.” – Read more of where Jasmin was inspired, in The Porch Issue #2; if you haven’t subscribed yet, it’s easy: read more information here.