Good morning, everyone.
I’m consuming as much writing as I can. I’m hoping to draw on it later for inspiration in my own material. Writers like Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway often drew on their own life for material.
This has become classic advice among writers, to write what they know. When you have an endless well of experience to draw from, writer’s block can’t really find a good foothold.
I know of one writer who has built an entire career just jotting down his nightmares. Not that I’d always advise that or think it works for everyone, but it’s good methodology for him at least.
I am inspired more & more these days by the deep thinkers & visionaries of the world. Those who, when they are told they can’t achieve something great, they work & fight for it that much harder. I am inspired by the artistic, and even sometimes the eccentric, the nerds, the oddballs.
I am fairly reasonably educated, but I think had I grown up w/more of these types in my circle, my life would have turned out majorly different. I would have been MORE driven than I already am, I would have had a DEEPER curiosity, I would have shot for higher goals than I’ve probably even fathomed presently.
When I see and hear other believers, it sharpens my own faith. I heard a song earlier from the recently late Jeff Carson that was essentially a prayer, and it touched my heart.
It encourages me knowing there are still those speaking boldly about God & faith & salvation in the midst of a culture that seems to be getting darker by the day.
What everyone needs is the Lord and faith in Him, not lipservice to Him, I mean genuine & steadfast faith.
“Sometimes you write the songs, sometimes the songs write you”-Guy Charles Clark
Reading the above quote, I take it to mean that a song can be life changing, that it can influence you profoundly, and from personal experience I can attest to the truth of that. One of the reasons I’m enamored with music is because of the wide range of things it can do.
It can inspire, it can uplift when someone is down, it can even be educational. I think music is one of the greatest things we’ve ever been blessed with, which is not to say we should make an idol out of it, of course, but I am thankful for it.
I am a huge fan of late artist Bob Ross. He had a great passion for teaching people to paint, but he wasn’t all clinical and technical about it, he made it fun for all ages.
I follow Bob Ross fan groups on socials.
If someone had never touched a paint brush in their life, Bob would certainly inspire them to do so, guaranteed.
I am having one of my best mornings! I have been watching a biopic of Dr. Ben Carson (a neurosurgeon) and I’ve found it very inspirational. @ some future date, I might publish a full review of it.
Some of what I found inspirational was his determination to succeed despite immense challenges. Early in his life, he thought he was dumb/stupid, etc., but he developed a thirst for knowledge, nurtured by his mother, that was unending, and that served him well (obviously).
He is also a strong man of Christian faith, from what I gathered, and I admire that immensely.
Good morning, Dear ones.
Earlier, I was doing some reading on the life of Elon Musk. Whether you Love him, hate him, or are indifferent, I did find the reading highly interesting and worthwhile.
He is successful in many areas, but this wasn’t always the case. According to one biographical piece I read on him, he was heavily bullied as a child.
There are also claims online that he was otherwise abused as well, but I don’t have corroboration & I know some things are posted by click baiters to draw people in. Anyway, if he’s had as hard a life as some have claimed, he appears to be a stronger human being for it, from what I can tell.
I read that he has PERSONALLY assisted other people who were struggling, and I respect him immensely for that. A lot of people act as if material gain makes them better than other people, but Elon (as far as I know) doesn’t possess a snobbish attitude like that.
I want to end this post w/a quote, “It costs nothing to be a decent human being”.
Presently watching a (primarily folk) music documentary. My hope is that it will spark some fresh poetic inspiration in me.
It’s so far beautiful and thought provoking. Though my goal isn’t to write a review of it. I may do that another day, I haven’t made a final decision.