Imagination sees the complete reality–it is where past, present and future meet … Imagination is limited neither to the reality which is apparent–nor to one place. It lives everywhere. It is at a centre and feels the vibrations of all the circles within which east and west are virtually included. Imagination is the life of mental freedom. It realizes what everything is in its many aspects … Imagination does not uplift: we don’t want to be uplifted, we want to be more completely aware.
Kahlil Gibran, as quoted from Mary Haskell’s journal dated 7th June 1912