I find inspiration in:
nature: sunrises, long and winding paths, forests full of trees, streams, owls hooting.
people-watching: observing emotions, finding the small moments of affection between two people, watching mischief play out, little points of triumph…I like the small moments that people exchange. Or any being exchanges with another, for that matter. I like watching animals interact, as well.
taking photographs. actually capturing those small moments.
great music. music with rhythm, with soul. And it pretty much goes without saying—actual instruments.
I love anything with rhythm and movement. I’ll always love observing a dance, but I think what I like most about nature is when I find rhythm in something that appears to be random. There’s usually a pattern, you just have to stick around long enough to observe it.
conversation: 1:1 preferably. I don’t dig crowds.
speaking up. voicing an opinion. throwing out an idea that people like.
The last two points are somewhat contradictory, but both are true. And this lead me to wonder: what’s the difference between finding inspiration and finding solace? Are they one and the same? Can you find inspiration while seeking solace? Or do you need solace to find inspiration?
I find solace in:
early mornings. wandering. running. biking. hiking. just walking. solo yoga. visiting places full of fond memories. looking through old photographs.
Perhaps I just find inspiration while seeking solace.