Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Word of the day: Inspiration

inspiration - in·spi·ra·tion [in-spuh-rey-shuhn]

1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology .
     a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
     b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

Inspiration sparked from a photo is my favorite form of inspiration next to breathing in air.  Breathing in air is necessary to live, but who wants to do it without inspiration.

In 1976 this photo inspired a man to drive 800 miles to meet this lovely lady he had never met before.  He drove, walked in the door, hung out and played her a couple of love songs until she fell in love with him.  33 years of marriage later they are still crazy in love.

It's stories like these that keep me photographing.  He was inspired.  I was inspired.  I hope you are inspired.

Photo credit: Pam Bredouw

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