Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Wednesday With Weaver

Wow! (Thought I may as well keep the 'W's' well in evidence, as a starter.) Thanks to the Weaver of Grass, I rashly agreed to join in today's challenge to write about INSPIRATION. Hmmm. Yesterday, I dutifully typed and printed a hypothetical post, ready for transcribing to Blogger. (I still can't get anything to copy and paste successfully into napple notes - no inspiration there, then....)

But now, in the early hours of Wednesday (5.30am), and in the cold light of day, the two pages of A4, on which I quoted one German and one French poem among other things, lost their charm. All, that is, except for the last paragraph, which seemed to be the most relevant, and I quote:-

I simply love words. The older I get, the more I read, the more words have etched themselves into my conscious, or unconscious, mind. Now Blogger has given me the perfect arena for letting them spill out. But I wouldn't class Blogger.com as inspiring - though many of it's Blogaddicts are! For which I thank you all...

When all is said and done, inspiration can come from absolutely anywhere, anything. As long as one keeps an open mind and a sharp lookout for anything which triggers the flashing , Eureka! sign in the brain, inspiration will always be available. Now, stop reading this and go and find some.

27 comments:

  1. Nicely stated. It comes from within, but sparked from the outside. I often find a spark twinkling in the blogosphere. Clearly you find many! :)

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  2. Nice to be back, and relishing your posts!

    Love Granny

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  3. You are so right. I am amazing myself at how much I am enjoying reading and commenting on others posts - I am somebody who can probably count on two hands the amount of books I have read. For me bloggerland has become the new reality TV!

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  4. Hello Jinksy,

    Pity we couldn't see the poems you chose but you are quite right about fellow bloggers helping to trigger our own offerings. We just have to have the courage to do it!

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  5. Oh Jinksy, well said. This is going to be like the palate cleanser between the courses of an all-day meal! I'm afraid I went for the "main course" job. Very pertinent reminder.

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  6. Hi Jinsky,
    What a wonderfully inspiring post. Yes, inspiration and creativity can come from anywhere..and for me today..youre the source! Your words are always so sparkly..just enough to inspire.

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  7. Hello, I'm following the meme trail, I began with Titus, and it's like walking through the world's most fascinating city! I love words too: the patterns you can make with them, both of images and sounds.

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  8. Sometimes I wonder myself...am I going to be able to post with ease always or will I run out of ideas...but then meanwhile, I get such a backlog of photos...nature always provides something of interest...so I breathe a sigh of relief!

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  9. Not being able to copy and paste is totally weird. I can't understand it. How are you trying to do it?

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  10. Nice thoughts except for the last line, no use to go searching for inspiration, inspiration does not come to those who go running after it but sneaks up on you when you least expect it.

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  11. When searching out sources for inspirations, your meme delighted me by suggesting words. They are inspiring of course. It was a brilliant deduction! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I will visit here for more inspirations in the future.

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  12. hello jinksy, a super observation: "inspiration can come from absolutely anywhere, anything." reading the incredible variety of blogs written in response to the weaver's challenge provides lots of proof of that!!! have a lovely day. steven

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  13. Well said, Jinksy, I have been inspired by many bloggers in different ways. Weaver is one of course and you with your great sense of humour. Great idea, great post.

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  14. Indeed, indeed; and thank goodness (and lucky for all of us) that you continue to be inspired!

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  15. Aren't words marvelous? I've seen you around the bloggyhood, but this is my first visit to your blog. Hello! I'm here for Inspiration Wednesday. :)

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  16. As always, an inspirational post....the ending was perfect. Great job, jinksy.
    Smiles,
    Jackie

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  17. Yes, there is beauty and inspiration all around us. Sometimes it take slowing down long enough to see it.

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  18. So true Jinksy! So like you! I too wrote a great diatribe and then at the last minute realised that all my inspiration had come from a source further back. Well written and well said - I must say I do get a great deal of inspiration from other bloggers - and particularly from you and your sense of humour come what may! Thank you for taking part.

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  19. I had a cat named Jinksy ;)

    he was quite the character and had more curiosity than even a cat should handle

    I love this post, it is so friendly and genuine ... and inspiring!

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  20. How I agree with you.
    Blogland is awash with thoughtful creative people.
    It's lovely, too to have an immediate audience some of whom even enjoy what we write.
    So many people have told me they are happier and more observant after taking up blogging.

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  21. It's wonderful to be able to visit so many folks from the comfort of home!

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  22. very true, excellent post on inspiration

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  23. Truth, indeed. For a person who usually tells stories of some sort, all I need do is pay attention to what's happening around me.

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  24. I really empathize with this, Jinksy!

    You get up and start blogging at 5.30 am? Inspiration indeed!!

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  25. I dislike blogger.com but adore my blogfellows.

    (insert blogger.com rant here.)

    I have been inspired by your posts. I believe one of them won a post of the day nomination.

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