Is this the real life?  Is this just Fantasy?…

How much of our life is real? How much is fantasy? If we stop and take a moment to be truly honest with ourselves, do we really make this distinction accurately, or do we allow ourselves to believe that our fantasy is our reality? It’s not as if we actually think that we will see a dragon walking down the road (though that would be amazing!), it’s more that we allow ourselves to live in a world of fantasy where we are good at time management, great at multitasking, amazing at communication, able to handle stress, a week away from having the body we’ve always wanted, and can accomplish all of our goals.

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.  ~Iris Murdoch

Fantasy is a place where we go to escape reality. It’s a land we use to cope, to relax, to be free. Sometimes, we escape into a Neverending Story like Sebastian. Sometimes, we retreat to Middle Earth, Westeros, or to the depths of the ocean. Sometimes, our escape it simply allowing ourselves to add small elements of fantasy to our reality.

Fantasy is the birthplace of Creativity. Or, Creativity is the birthplace of Fantasy.  Perhaps, both.

They go hand in hand. They define our lives, our self image, our goals, and our reality.

To truly embrace reality, to truly success in reality, we must accept and embrace our fantasy.

Fantasy and Reality often overlap.   ~Walt Disney

Join us at the Denver Botanic Gardens as Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions, Art & Interpretation, talks about her world of fantasy and wonder, Friday, November 4th, at 8:30am. Tickets available Monday, October 31st at 9am.