Inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists. There is, there has been, there will always be a certain group of people whom inspiration visits. It’s made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination.
Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem that they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous ‘I don’t know.’
Wislawa Szymborska. “The Poet and the World”. Nobel Lecture, http://www.nobelprize.org. December 07, 1996.
A great quote!!
Yes! I was quite moved. Thank you, Darlene.
Very inspiring Jennie!
I feel the same way. Thank you, Opher.
That’s a great quote to reblog, Jennie.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thank you, Pete.
Another slant on what it means to be a ‘lifelong’ learner.
Excellent quote! It makes me think I should start collecting quotations about inspiration.
Oh, Liz. I have a small basket of handwritten quotes beside my computer. They are paper clipped in a category, sort of. Einstein, reading, art, music, education…etc. The note papers are all different and it looks a bit disorganized, but I like thumbing through to find a quote and getting sidetracked by others. That in itself is inspiring.
That sounds like a great idea!
It works for me, the paper and hard copy gal. 🙂
The pandemic has gotten in the way recently, but one benefit of retirement has been signing up for OLLI classes. (Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes)
I will need to look into that when I retire. Best to you, Pete.
Jennie, thank you for this wonderful post!
You’re welcome, Charles. I feel lucky to have seen this quote.
I love that inspiration can come to such a wide variety of people in such varied ways. Thank heavens that some are inspired by bugs and others by stars.
I love your words, Elizabeth! Yes, from bugs to stars, let inspiration flow.
A truthful inspire!
A BIG yes here. this statement is and always will be art! I must find a way to do it every day. Truth be told I do but I must find a way to get paid for it.
made up of all those who’ve consciously chosen their calling and do their job with love and imagination.
I know exactly how you feel. 🙂 Mine is writing, and reading aloud.