Monday, October 8, 2018

The twisted road of inspiration


It’s interesting to see how inspiration works. 
 
Cynthia Louden is doing a photography and haiku workshop that sounds like fun. However, my schedule doesn't fit, so I put the thought aside.

Yesterday, I was walking to her house to join a tour to Lake Cajititl├ín when I saw an orange house laced with morning shadows and a bright sun face by the door. I paused for a couple of extra minutes to take a picture and words started bubbling up forming the first two lines of a haiku. 
 
Original
When I returned from the tour, the photo called to me while the last line eluded me. I mean what can you do with only 5 syllables! And the image that danced in my eyes, now lay flat on the screen, while that last line sneered at every attempt I tried.

It reminds me of my first favorite childhood poem:

Outcast

By Edwin Markham

He drew a circle that shut me out,
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the will to win,
We drew a circle that took him in.

I kept trying things and finally drew the circle that brought it together.
Orange sun and shadow
Announcing another new day
To dance into life!
Since the color orange was what called me into this adventure, I like Ricky Lee Gordon's quote:

Color creates energy,
energy creates inspiration 
and inspiration creates change.

It is our responsibility to inspire ourselves 
to inspire others to inspire the change.
Art is the remedy for this.
Anyway, may we all dance into life today and find inspiration everywhere!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful words, stunning image. You didn't need to take a class; you only needed to stop and listen.

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