God told the 100 year old childless Abram to look up and try to count the stars because his descendants would be that numerous. Those stars became his imaginary friends, those stars were us and millions like us.
We are the only species on the planet blessed with the amazing gift of imagination and yet as we age we use it less and less. Imagination is our off ramp from today’s cruel reality.
Imagination is itself a huge act of courage and I want to share with you some of the imaginary friends who have journeyed with me and kept me company in some of my toughest seasons over the past 20 years.