Quote that inspires me: “The bones of yesterday decay in my mind and create the aroma of everything sacred.”—Anonymous
For many years, I waited for inspiration to come to me, so that I could sit and write. What I’ve discovered is that inspiration will not come to you until you sit and write.
Someone asks what inspires me. At first, I think not much inspires me. But then after thinking about it awhile, I realize a number of things inspire me. It’s just that my super-power of procrastination overpowers inspiration, so that little actually gets created.
A truly well-written sentence inspires me, especially one with a semicolon; I might write it down and draft a sentence like it in my notebook.
A unique poem that I might not
quite understand inspires me.
I might try to imitate it,
using its style or format
with my thoughts and words.
A beautiful scene or object inspires me. I might pull out my camera and shoot the scene from three different angles or times of day.
But nothing has inspired me to sit and write as much as blogging. For some reason, putting a blog into cyberspace, and writing posts has inspired me to sit and write, to continue to sit and write, and to share my writing more than anything else. I can’t explain that. So I won’t try.
But I believe it’s because of you, reading and commenting. So now that I realize that much, I thank you.
Okay, here’s the rub. I just finished the WordPress Blogging 201 course. Actually, I haven’t finished it yet. One of the last things I must do to finish is to create a poll or survey. So I’ll do that in this post.
Here’s the deal. I’m sitting in Bali in the quiet burg of Ubud. I’ve rented this house, but I must leave soon because it is reserved for another lucky creep. However, my flight home does not leave for another week after I leave this house. I’m bad at decisions. Your task, should you choose to accept this mission is to help a Badfish out of water get to whatever pond is next.
I have two main options, as I now see it. Stay in Ubud and chill in another house with a pool closer to the Yellow Flower Restaurant. Or get on my motorbike and travel around the island of Bali. I would like you to vote on this. But I would like you not to think about the vote. Maybe close your eyes, and put your finger on the screen, and whichever choice is closest, click that button. Or count to ten or repeat your mantra and then whichever choice enters your head first, click that button on the poll. Or write the choices on a piece of paper and arbitrarily point to one with closed eyes.
Don’t make your choice be what you would do, or what you think I should do. Let the energy in the cosmos make the decision. You could do what I have done many times when trying to make a decision: flip a coin.
There’s also an Option 3 available on the poll…if the cosmic energy pops something else into your head, there is a space to write that in. You know, like a rent a house next to the deep tissue massage spa and get three a day. Or rent a place near the yoga shala and finally get your fine ass to the mat.
CAVEAT: the poll won’t show up in the READER, if you’re reading this there (a WP issue they are working on). You have to be ON my site. Sorry. And just so you know…it wasn’t MY idea to do a dang poll. However, it has been quite fun.
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