“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
Imagination is a fascinating phenomenon. With it the writer’s mind creates people who don’t exist, places that have never been, events that didn’t happen, and somehow combines them to create a world that readers accept as real.
Indulging in mental wool gathering is a necessary prelude to writing. Staring at people in public places, talking to ones’ self, wandering in apparent aimlessness – these are often signs of the creative process in action. Of course they can also be signs of a rude schizophrenic person who is genuinely lost.
Should you encounter me displaying an unusually vague state of mind please inquire if I’m plotting my next novel before making a psychiatrist’s appointment for me.