Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Charlottesville Virginia was abuzz last night with magical airs of alegría, or happiness with the traveling Cirque du Soleil in town. I have seen Cirque du Soleil twice previously, but nothing can ever prepare you for the seeing it live again. The artists beautifully redefine what the human body is capable of, all the while mesmerizing their audience with an atmospheric show that sometimes has you wondering if you are watching a dream or your own imagination.
Alegría captured me. It left me uplifted, inspired, and in awe of the limitless things that the human mind and body can achieve when combined through art. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I do not consider myself creative, but partaking in the beauty of art in the way I did last night reminded me that we all have the capacity for creativity in our hearts. As Albert Einstein said, “imagination encircles the world. [It] is more important that knowledge,” for it has no limit.
May we all remember that, equipped with the imagination in our hearts and minds, that we too have no limit on what we can do in this life.