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  1. Joyce Jackson
    September 15, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

    interesting blog post Elaine! Imagination is an amazing thing! Gabriel was constantly acting out the Star Wars characters when they were here. He even had Grandma in on the act! Love the costume!!

    • Elaine Cougler
      September 15, 2016 @ 2:40 pm

      And as grandparents we seem to see that side of the little ones more than we maybe did with our own children. I can just see you as Princess Leia!

  2. Sally Moore
    September 15, 2016 @ 3:31 pm

    These pictures are adorable! What a great and dashing knight and model. Just love the poses and especially the enthusiasm. I think you make a great point, Elaine. Writing is about the enthusiasm for inspiration, the what if, the far away, the possible and the impossible. What an inspiring post today! Thanks for sharing these wonderful moments and insights.

    • Elaine Cougler
      September 19, 2016 @ 7:48 am

      My pleasure, Sally! Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

  3. Annika Perry
    September 25, 2016 @ 4:54 am

    Lovely post, Elaine and you raise so many interesting issues. Your grandson becomes the knight with the costume on – the pose, the attitude and even the confidence. I would not dare think of a world without imagination – always feeding the soul…you are so right that readers need it too, otherwise any book falls flat. I hadn’t thought of it like that before though. Yep to the walks to feed the imagination; this works with me so often, the mind cleaning and leaving room for new ideas and also eavesdropping is perfect to catch nuances of conversation as well as thread to a story etc. As for your grandson, just adorable – a wonderful age where anything and everything is possible!