Inspiration comes to us in many guises … this picture from a clip on “things one sees only in India” had me reaching for pad and pencil. That donkey looks pretty relaxed… considering… my dogs trust me, but if I tried to get one to ride on a motorbike with me in such fashion, I don’t know how laid back they would be. In fact I doubt that anywhere here in Canada could someone get away with riding such a small bike with two adults and a good size animal. The gentleman is happy, seems like an everyday occurrence to the onlooker.
This was a story on a rescue of a miniature donkey (Herald Sun, Jan. 18.2010 – Kelly Ryan) the picture of contentment. born the size of a small beagle, a miniature donkey will not grow as big as a great dane, and will weigh in at 130kg. Animals inspire me, they are guileless. Life is!
Some of their expressions are priceless. When I am inspired, I feel it, there is an excitement within, a connection to a power that transcends words/logic, it simply is. Other writers, artists, creators, tell me the same, we don’t sit down and say this is what we are going to do, we may have an idea, but when it gels, or takes “definition” we are often just as surprised as everyone else at what we have accomplished.
When listening to a good musician do a set, something he has done over and over for months on end, its good. but when he looses himself in what he is playing and simply “let’s go” there is a difference to the song/melody the music takes on a life of its own, it happens when man, the instrument and the music come together as one. It is amazing. When we try to force a thought or idea, we might communicate a message, but when it is allowed to flow and happen with sincerity and love, the message will be totally different. Received a lot differently too.
Affection is a very important part of life. A warm hug from a loving friend, a smile of recognition across a crowded room, saying hello to a stranger who looks tired and alone… often we are polite, but are we caring, do we care? Do we have or need affection in our lives? Now is the perfect time to show those we care about, that we do really and truly care…. I close my eyes and hug each and every one of you.. Know you are loved.
Namaste – Oyashikiri