Through the lush, green tangle of wild, jungle foliage, something moves, the sudden crack of trees, snapping like matchsticks, to the earth below. You have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide and whatever it is out there, it is closing in on you. You stand deathly still, heart in mouth, an incessant beat, sounding like a steaming train in your head. You close your eyes tightly, feeling a death smoked; sticky warm breath upon your brow and you pray your end won’t be too painful.
The imagination is an amazing thing, the difference between the raw reality of life and a temporary escape into a world of fantasy. Imagination has been with us throughout our short, but excitingly rich history. It is the stuff, folklore and fairytales are made of. It has filled our hearts with passion, our eyes with tears and has enriched us beyond compare. It has offered us endless avenues of entertainment and without it; our lives would be much less colorful than they are today.
When I was a child, I was a dinosaur fanatic, could tell you pretty much every name to every creature from the Permian, Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. I couldn’t read, but I recognized each and every creature, each and every name, each and every time period, everything there was to know. I watched films and documentaries about dinosaurs, studied countless picture books, collected dinosaur models and drew pictures of dinosaurs. Not everybody felt the same way as I did, of course. There was one particular member of the family who certainly didn’t share my interest. As far as he was concerned, dinosaurs were a figment of the imagination. We very rarely saw eye to eye though, so it is conceivable, he was just pressing my buttons for a desired reaction. He certainly received a reaction.
Archbishop, James Ussher (1581-1656), established the first day of creation as, Sunday October 23rd 4004 BC. The Holy Bible says God created the earth in just six days, leaving one day as a day of rest, that both animals and man were created on the 6th day.(Genesis 1:24-26) Dinosaurs were animals. Where does that lead your imagination? It has even been stated by some that Satan placed huge bones in the ground to lure humanity away from God, who would never do such a thing as to create dinosaurs.
English naturalist, Charles Darwin outlined the theory of evolution, causing humanity to question so many things that we had for so long, taken for granted. Maybe God had created dinosaurs after all.
I have my own theory and in my next post, I am going to tell you about it.
But until then
Have a nice day