‘By opening up spaces of play the fictive compels the imaginary to take on a form at the same time as it acts as a medium for its manifestation. What the fictive targets is as yet empty and thus requires filling; and what is characteristic of the imaginary is its featurelessness, which thus requires form for its unfolding. Consequently play arises out of the fictive and the imaginary.’ 
Each fiction contaminates the imaginary purity of everyday life by denying the privileged authority of immediate, lived context and that context’s subsequent “authenticity” of experience.
 -Susan Stewart, On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. Image [from front cover] and text reproduced from http://www.gabrielblackwell.com/2011/08/imaginary-purity-of-everyday-life.html