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Tell me something that inspires you.
Anything at all.

What gives you the most joy?

Thank you in advance for sharing.

Date: 2009-02-19 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Creative power of the human mind.
Purring kittens.
Fresh Air.
Green Trees.
Blue Skies.
The feel of warm water washing over your hands.

Sure thing!

Date: 2009-02-19 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My Daughter.
My Friends.
Unrestrained Creativity.
The Land of Oz.
Internal Plumbing.
Pink Floyd.
Final Fantasy.
The Beatles.

Date: 2009-02-19 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know this is gonna sound corny, but it is true...
My kids. They are the light of my life and my reason for existing.

Oh, and high explosives rank pretty high too. *winks*

Here...have a smile:

Date: 2009-02-19 08:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I - I've lost my bow!" wailed Polychrome.

"Take me, my dear," said Shaggy Man in a sympathetic tone, thinking she meant "beau" instead of "bow."

"I don't want you!" cried Polychrome, stamping her foot imperiously; "I want my Rainbow."

"Oh; that's different," said Shaggy. "But try to forget it. When I was young I used to cry for the Rainbow myself, but I couldn't have it. Looks as if you can't have it, either; so please don't cry."

Polychrome looked at him reproachfully.
"I don't like you," she said.

...Tik-Tok of Oz, L. Frank Baum

Date: 2009-02-19 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One of my friends is actually reading an anthology that my first publication is in. I had no idea how exciting that part would be.

Date: 2009-02-19 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What inspires me? Music, and from there my joy is creating from that music.

Date: 2009-02-19 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had my students reading from the Freedom Writers' Book and it was journal entry about a young boy killed in gang violence.
I told everyone they would have to read a paragraph as we were going along. Usually they hate this - they all did it and there was this profound silence in the room. It was so great! I love when they "get" it! It makes me feel good!

Date: 2009-02-19 09:05 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-02-19 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awwww!!! ((*squishes Dawn and Thomas*))

Date: 2009-02-19 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Beautiful outfits
A great ballet
A well sung song
A tune on the radio on a sunny day with your windows rolled down
Seeing old friends
Celebrating a day just cause
Laughing out loud
My fluffy kitty's tail
Seeing Taek when he isn't carrying stress and he looks like a kid
Shopping for silly things
A funny tarot reading
Blarney Stones from The Irish Lion
Bali White Coffee

Date: 2009-02-19 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tell me something that inspires you.
Unusual people/objects/places
Quiet summer nights in the country
Bustling summer nights in the city
Desire to be somewhere better than I am
Well-written lyrics
Neon lights
The NYC subway (how can it not?)
A long drive with no set destination (in this respect, road trips as well)

What gives you the most joy?
Experimenting with food
Cooking for my friends
Late night talks that go on until the wee-to-mid hours of the morning
Music (creating, listening to, ect.)

Date: 2009-02-19 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Today it was standing outside of Lakeside in the blowing wind for a moment to watch the waves crash over the breakers. I love to watch Lake Erie when the weather is crazy! It's beautiful in a humbling/inspiring sort of way to remember how beautiful the world around me is...

Date: 2009-02-20 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The ocean. Doesn't matter if it's the Atlantic or the Pacific. It calms me, and makes me realize the beauty of nature.

Date: 2009-02-20 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Inspiring" and "joy" are two different things to me.

What brings me the most joy is time spent with my dear loved ones/ friends/ family (who with exception of mom and spouse are "friends that are family" not blood or legal family)...When we are all getting along and having fun that is :)...also drinking, good guitar music, making shit, kitties and little rodents being all cute, nifty dolls and vinyl/ wooden toys, cool looking old building.

What inspires me is someone who perseveres in something that looks difficult/ different/ a long shot/ lost cause/ out of character, and through their efforts succeeds to an unusual degree or in an unusual way. Like the founder of Wal Mart who kept driving around in a jeep (his descendents fux0red up his concept). Or the guy I know on death row who's borderline retarded but along with other guys there, teaches a class on capital defense law to the new guys and helps put out a newsletter. Or the guy who was like 40 years old but still managed to get hired for a major league baseball team. Or Bob Pollard who chucked an elementary school teaching career to become an indie rock band leader at 35. That sort of thing.

Date: 2009-02-20 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. My wife and daughter (soon to change to 'wife and children')
2. The dawn sky
3. Learning new things
4. Meeting new people
5. Going to new places
6. Solving problems
7. Fixing things
8. Building things
9. NPR (see 3)
10.Music (all of it.. any of it)
11.Building relationships.. something I haven't been doing enough of lately
12. Ricola cough drops, now that I don't smoke anymore
Edited Date: 2009-02-20 04:31 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-02-20 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
currently what inspires me and what gives me the most joy seem to be very similar so I shall just ramble.

music. music thru my earbuds, straight into my veins or surrounding me as I drive along the Merritt as the sun creeps through the ceiling of trees. As I drive across the Tappan Zee bridge and look to see the skyline of my favorite city and knowing that I did all of this, I created this life. I did this because I have AMAZING, supportive, encouraging, loving friends, that are so talented and inspire me in many facets, and bring me such joy. Some of these friends, are in my earbuds and I walk into a hospital that has seen more of my tears than most places I know, and these voices get me through and put a spring in my step and I feel as I bounce back everytime I fall, that with these thoughts, these songs, lyrics, voices, love, friendship, supprt, that I truly can do anything. and that brings me more joy than I've ever known.

Of course I would be a bad auntie if I did not mention two blond brainy beauties that bring equal parts joy & inspiration as I watch them grow into such exquisite creatures.

There truly is not enough room in all 4 chambers of my heart for all that I have in my life.

Date: 2009-02-20 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Conversations with [ profile] wraptboy always inspire me.
Things that give me the most joy:
My mom
[ profile] rwoodr
a really good book
taking pic's

Date: 2009-02-26 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not anymore.


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