Imagining What Inspires

 

 

Huntly House is dedicated to publishing imaginative literature that inspires readers to live nobly and well.

It was Albert Einstein who once said, “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

From distant shores and far-away lands to dreamy states and dreadful scenes, it is most certainly our imagination that captains our minds’ fancies and even pilots our hearts’ whims. However, it is also our imagination that gives meaning to our experiences and understanding to our knowledge, for only with the imagination can we begin to touch the ordinary, transform the unordinary, and tame the extraordinary.

Clearly the ability of the imagination is great. It has the power to create as well as the clout to persuade. In some sense it even possesses the authority to believe. But mostly, it is a priceless treasure—the gift that keeps on giving. It is the instrument that enables us to change.

After all, without it, dreams couldn’t be realized, horizons couldn’t be broadened, and perspectives couldn’t be altered. For with the imagination we can see the unseen, hear the unspoken, and touch the untouchable.

In his novel entitled Mary Marston, George MacDonald, the Scottish poet and author who inspired the likes of Lewis, Tolkien, and Twain, wrote, “It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.”

At Huntly House, we are committed to celebrating the gift that is our imagination; all the same, we are equally bent upon promoting its greatest wonder: the opportunity for growth.

You see, it is one thing to be child-like in our willingness to believe what we cannot see; it is, however, an altogether other thing to be childish in the way that we see what we refuse to believe.

Someone once said that good literature is the place where imagination meets inspiration. If this is true, then reading that inspires or presents us with the opportunity for growth is nothing less than the noblest kind of reading, for it is reading that encourages us to realize our dreams, invites us to broaden our horizons, and empowers us to change our perspectives. It is reading that gives meaning to our experiences and understanding to our knowledge. You might say: it is reading that results in noble living.

To that end, we pledge to spend our days at Huntly House imagining what inspires.

 


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