When we went to Ireland a few years back we were told by a small pudgy white bearded man with a top hat that there are no snakes in Ireland. The legend is that in the fifth century A.D. St. Patrick exterminated Ireland’s snakes by driving them into the sea. The truth is, snakes never existed to begin with in Ireland. Knowing this truth is like finding out that Santa Claus doesn’t really exist. It takes away from the fun that the legend congers up. The imagination seems to make many things happen and appear that were never there before.
Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
If St. Patrick could drive all the snakes out of Ireland into sea, maybe he could drive all the snakes out of Congress as well. We could walk with trust through the green grasses of our country once again without fear of being bitten by all its discourse.
I have a bit of the Irish imagination in my blood, how about you? Maybe if we put all the good things we can imagination into the pot of gold today…we could create something magical.