Imagination colors our relationships to things, with people, with our world. It can con-fuse the rational impulse to define, refine and consume. That's what makes it great.
To contrast, memories hover between fact and fiction, and habits borne of them tend to create patterns, even ruts in communities. We tend to believe memories are the guide for our future. We sentimentalize. Some people call this legacy thinking. I'll call it comfort.
If we juxtapose imagination with memory what happens?
Imagination gets to us just before memory (belief) comes into play.