Monday, June 15, 2009

i'm inspired by . . .

1. fresh cut, fragrant peonies

2. The Summer Day
by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

3. yoga
4. do-gooding
5. eye candy
6. women who live their passion
7. anais nin
8. tori amos' music
9. creative souls
10. each of you

what inspires you?

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Sallie Ann said...

Ok, this time I'll try to get it right the first time!

I'm inspired by:

1. Edith Wharton
2. Strolling through The Art Institute
3. Paris
4. Dreaming on my Pillow
5. Alexandra Stoddard's books
6. Sitting on my roof and looking at all the amazing buildings that surround me
7. Reading all these great blogs
8. Gardens...both flower and vegetable
9. Magazines...Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Victoria, Living, Real Simple, and so many others.
10. Travel, whether on a plane or in my tennis shoes...taking it all in!

Carolyn said...

I'm inspired by:

1. you
2. beautiful bloggers
3. the sound of rain & TX thunderstorms
4. fabulous books
5. ppl who take active steps to reduce all the suffering in this world
6. the beauty and culture of France
7. divinity
8. ma mere & ma soeur
9. President Obama
10. the power of PINK

sanne said...

1. My family
2. Living Yoga
3. The Kids in my YogaKids sessions
4. The view to my little garden
5. Riding my bike through Munich
6. Hiking in der Bavarian Mountains
7. Airports and the potential of going anywhere
8. Kirtan music
9. Singing out loud
10.Reading a fabulous book

Yo's Capo said...

Here are the things I'm inspired by
1. Art
2. The clouds
3. Photography
4. Nature
5. Graphic arts
6. My yoga
7. My Meditation
8.Walking the dog
9. Fresh cut flowers
10. Birding

Revisionista said...

1. New Orleans
2. anything & everything Paris
3. Sophia Coppola
4. Diane von Furstenberg
5. Faulkner
6. contemporary fiction by Anita Shreve, Claire Messud, Susan Minot
7. Barack & Michelle Obama
8. the Waterman fountain pen I bought in Paris
9. my husband
10. All the blogs & friends I've found through your amazing site!

Sarah said...

I used this blog post as inspiration on my blog:

1) Yoga followed by the sounds of Radiohead (tonight's festivities)
2) Sigmund Freud (he was a genius, even if his theories are a bit wild)
3) Orchids
4) Music
5) Being around creative people (or reading their blogs)
6) Unconditional love, even when I'm crazy at times
7) Organization
8) Waterfalls
9) Books (reading them, seeing them, smelling them...)
10) Animals, especially the two felines

AnnaVallance said...

I'm inspired by:

1. My daughters
2. My husband
3. The rising and setting Sun
4. Italy
5. My hometown
6. My garden
7. My library
8. A jar full of seashells
9. Trees

Latoya Peterson said...


1. Beauty
2. Rain
3. MoMA
4. The Hirschhorn
5. Yoga
6. The perfect cup of tea
7. Stimulating Conversation
8. A really good book
9. A really good song
10. My favorite blog when I need a pick-me-up (That would be yours, Kimberly.)

bongocmm said...

I am inspired by:

1. Golden sun rays & silver moon beams.
2. The sound of a childs uncontrolled giggle.
3. The tenderness in my husband's eyes.
4. Nature.
5. My mother's courageous battle with cancer.
6. SARK.
7. Harp Music.
8. Witnessing a random act of kindness.
9. My dog.
10. The dawn of a new day.

lyz said...

well who cares if it's a year later.. i'm inspired by:

1. fabulous music (souls can be moved by the right words)
2. yoga ( movement can set your heart free)
3. great friends (you can never have too many)
4. even better conversations (which are harder to come by than friends)
5. beautiful flowers (in my vase or in someone's garden)
6. wonderful books (words can move the soul)
7. amazing art
8. a smile from a stranger
9. traveling to a new place
10. feeling at home