Imagination is like a hot air balloon
and Memory is like ballast.
Imagination is emergence from, and in, Mystery
of something new.
Mystery has the quality of openness.
Remembering is the persistence and consolidation
of what has emerged in and from Mystery.
Remembering has the quality of density, of momentum, of perpetuation.
Imagination may turn toward and open to the mystery inherent in any kind of experience.
Experience, however we may anticipate it,
still is a mystery until known in the very moment.
Imagination may simply open, to be Mystery, itself.
The mouth of Imagination apprehends something new
in the Unknown Present Moment,
which it captures and consolidates
and which stays stored in the stomach of memory --
sometimes giving us Existential Heartburn (angst ..... urrpp).