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February 27th, 2006

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06:27 pm - on inspiration . . .
In answer to my love who thinks he is not among those blessed with creative talent-

From the 1996 Nobel prize lecture of the Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska:

But my answer is this: inspiration is not the exclusive privilege of poets or artists generally. There is, has been, and 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. It may include doctors, teachers, gardeners - and I could list a hundred more professions. Their work becomes one continuous adventure as long as they manage to keep discovering new challenges in it. Difficulties and setbacks never quell their curiosity. A swarm of new questions emerges from every problem they solve. Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous “I don’t know.”
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: Blacklight Sleaze - Peace Division w/Pleasant Gehman

(whisper in my ear)

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