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TBP New Prompt #4- More Inspiration than Aspiration



TBP

 

animals

a well-turned phrase

anyone who does, or has done, something well

beautiful days

artists

beautiful girls

bravery

blank canvas

breezes

colour palettes

clouds

colours

a well prepared meal

a near miss

a well-turned ankle

could be any given situation

community

dogs

generosity

farmers

goals achieved (my own, or my loved ones, or friends)

children

charity

chivalry

health

having the right tool

honesty

ideas

ideas

kindness

mountains

manners

nature

notebooks

northern lights

paintings

perseverance

passing trains

photos

poems

plans that works as they should

poets

San Francisco

rodeos

science

libraries

language

machinery that works and works well

selflessness

sculpture

sharing

something almost heard

smiles

something almost seen

sometimes a drink

something almost understood

song birds

southern cross

song writers

stars

storytellers

stories

talent

the golden gate bridge

the arctic

the purr of a mountain lion

theatre

the sea

understanding

words

well-honed knife’s edge

writers

writing implements



The prompt:

“Inspiration,” in English has had the meaning “the drawing of air into the lungs” since the middle of the 16th century. This breathing sense is still in common use among doctors, as is “expiration”…However, before “inspiration” was used to refer to breath it had a distinctly theological meaning in English, referring to a divine influence upon a person. The sense of inspiration often found today (“someone or something that inspires”) is considerably newer than either of these two senses, dating from the 19th century. (from Merriam-Webster.com)

Author’s note:

aspiration? Hmm…