Do you journal or keep a diary? Are you the family historian or genealogist? Good for you! You are already a writer, an author, or poet, or even a playwright of your life story. Take one of the entries and see what inspired you to write that day? Most likely, it was an experience, conversation, or emotion you had experienced recently. A common question I’ve been asked is “Where do you draw inspiration from?” In this and the remaining posts this month, I will list what starts my creative juices flowing. Hopefully, there will be a source that resonates with you!
The definition of “inspire”, from Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, is “to bring about, occasion, e.g. the book was inspired by his travels to the Far East” and “to draw forth or bring out, e.g. thoughts inspired by a visit to the cathedral”. Creative expression can be inspired in so many ways. I encourage you to think about the senses and be inspired! Each sense will be broken down into more specific suggestions in the next few weeks.
Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch, Smell, Pain