Another juicy challenge today for Blog-tember!
How do you stay inspired? Who inspires you the most?
Ah, inspiration. That elusive beast! It comes fast and furious then disappears quicker than it arrived. Too often before it left anything meaningful in its wake, the sneak.
But things that are guaranteed to inspire inspiration in me?
My children, 8 and 4. Loves of my life. Wind in my sails. All round amazing pride-making human beings. I love them so much I think my heart will swell and burst out of my chest, at least a hundred times a day. Probably more. Recent chest-bursting episodes include my daughter’s first dance class (be still my beating heart! Those chubby legs in those cute tights!); my son’s drawings and the peace he finds when he loses himself in creating them; my (4 year old) daughter going silently in to the kitchen, dragging a chair behind her, “To help you wash the pots, Mama, you looked tired”; my son’s tight hugs as we laugh at our greeting as he comes home from school (Inspector Clouseau/Cato type moves as he gets out the lift)…and on and on in one glorious inspirational ride.
Anyone who’s got that glint in their eye because they’re where they want to be, doing what they want to do. They’re in on the secret, man, and it must feel good.
I want part of that.
Cor, the list could go on and on, honestly. I feel so open to anything and everything at the moment, I literally feel the energy rippling through me, under my skin. I read something and it fires a million ideas. I watch something, it triggers a memory that then makes me want to write. I hear a song, it makes me want to dance (and I’m not normally a spontaneous dancer). I meet someone in the street and they say something that just lights me up. I itch, literally itch, for creating at the moment.
I’ve got notebooks all over the house, each with their own pen.
I scribble. I write. I expand.
I think this must be what some people call the beginning of ‘flow’.
I must harness it before it runs away.
It’s precious and is destined for great things.
[P.S. I’ve decided to do a series – ‘Sunday ponderings’ – on Sundays, wouldn’t ya know! – it’s a space for some of the things that have caught my eye as I browse the web, because they’ve made me smile or think or laugh or cry (in a good way) or – joy of joys! – made me do all four at once. The first one is here. Hope you’ll find something you can take away somewhere, somehow, from the series! See you on Sunday for the next instalment!]