I think it is better for me to use my time to inspire or to be inspired. These last while I have lost my mind and energy in stress over the pettiness of nothingness of someone else – not a friend or a relation. So in effect it was a nobody. How foolish is that? It is the foolishness of being a human, susceptible to trickery and evil. I’m over that, at least for the time being.
Who inspires me?
- Anne Lamott and her Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. I admire her honesty and frankness. I am inspired by her advice on witing in a one-inch picture frame and as far as you can see in the length of a headlight’s beam. When you get there, you start again. That is how you can travel the distance, inch by inch, beam by beam.
- Laurie Wagner of 27 Wild Days. Her 27 video poetry prompts, one each day inspired me to write from my heart. She reads a poem twice. Then it was up to me to write without censorship for how many minutes – 15-30? It doesn’t matter.
- It works much like Julie Cameron’s Morning Pages.
- Then there are all those creative souls in my Instagram Community. There’s too many to name. I’ve learned and been inspired so much by them – the textile and other medium artists. They share their ideas and methods freely. They are generous in their praises and encouragement.
- My mother is most inspiring of all. I don’t even know how to begin. Perhaps that could another post.
This is enough for today. I’m learning to write in a one-inch picture frame. Tomorrow is another day and another inch. I’m learning to let go of what does not serve me. I’m going towards people who inspire instead of destroy.
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I liked Bird by Bird also. Maybe I should read it again.
very interesting as to whole inspires us. I have a few also that I was going to write an article about and share today but life got in the way. When you have a chicken farm with a few hundred chickens, ducks, and turkeys there are days like that. I did enjoy reading your article and perhaps that will inspire me to write mine.
Thank you, William. Yes, there’s always the turkeys. 🙂