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Creative-Being

The Thought

In all of my creative endeavors there is but a single Thought striving for communication, a fundamental concept of the creative imagination that requires a lifetime to express and bring to fruition.

— Norland Téllez

In all of my creative endeavors there is but a single Thought striving for communication, a fundamental concept of the creative imagination that requires a lifetime to express and bring to fruition.

The universe of the imagination as a whole is an all-encompassing reality which is co-extensive with the sum of conscious and unconscious dimensions of the human psyche. In a quite literal sense, the imagination as a whole is an unimaginable psychic reality.

Therefore, the attempt to think the imagination as a whole not only requires a great deal of imagination, it even requires us to go beyond it, to set foot upon that “undiscover’d country from whose bourn
no traveller returns” (Hamlet). How can we try to imagine the unimaginable, which takes us even beyond this life in its finite concretion, and still cling to the mortal coils of our soul? How can we think death while remaining alive? How can we use the concept to go beyond itself without collapsing into ideology?

The epic imagination with its mythic journey to the underworld may give us a clue as to how this miraculous task can be performed, not by contradicting itself and turning the unknown into something known, but by using the very failure of doing this into an illustration of its own.