God and Whose Imagination?


  • Gerard Windsor


Half a lifetime ago I had a girlfriend who suggested to me one day, without rancour or the spur of some conflict, that I did not have a speculative mind. The diagnosis has haunted me ever since. It reduces me to being an empirical sort, and I've always believed that quality to be a characteristic of the English mind, whereas I would far prefer to share in what I like to think is the more interesting Irish mind - a wayward, fanciful, visionary, imaginative mentality.