Thursday, July 17, 2008

inspiration and exasperation...

from Shimelle:
The things that inspire us are often linked to what we label as quirks in our personalities, thing we like that others seem to dismiss. What quirk could you share with your blog readers to see if they really dismiss this or if its something you have in common?

This is going to take some thought, I've never thought about my own quirks.
The first day, when we were asked to take pictures of things around the house that 'inspired' us, I took pictures of the different colors on my walls, and the play of light...I know I like how colors 'play'..that the view of one different colored room opening to another is something I really like. I know I like the look of light, esp as it shines thru colored glass. (that's why I collect glass)

sooooo, what does that say about a quirk? Why would I say those things 'inspire' me?
all I know is that these elements fill me with 'peace'...that I feel comforted by these sights. hmmmmmmmm

Then 2 peas:
what is something about people (in general) that really irritates you?

I dislike dishonesty. I don't know how being dishonest has become so accepted. It is considered 'normal' or 'average' to cheat on tests, on your spouse, your employer, the government. It's so everyday, no one sees it as wrong anymore.
I look at the recent headlines about Madonna and A-Rod, how can we as a society put these people on a pedastal. Speaking of which, as a society, we have the WRONG people on those pedastals. Think about it, really?, entertainers and athletes. Are they really the ones who matter in the big picture? And look at what we teach our children about what is important?

(kinda reminds you of a couple of Bible verses...when Samuel went to annoint David, and the Lord tells him, something like, "I don't measure a man the way the world does"...and how in the NT, the Lord says something about how he will "humble the powerful and lift up the humble")(I'd look them up but I'm a little pressed for time)


Heather said...

Great answers to both challenges. I completely agree with you about dishonesty and how the wrong people are put on pedestals.

Rhona said...

I know what you mean about light. I recently did a course through Big Picture Scrapbooking on photography and one of the things we had to look at was light at different times of day. I love the golden light you get in the evenings and the way it makes things glow.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Your post was about peace. Please remember to keep that peace always. I stopped reading your post when you talked about others. Thank you for sharing your "quirk=the most beautiful and unique thing about you" interesting enough I know someone who does the same thing and I love that.
You have an amazing day.

Carrie said...

I agree with your quirk! I have a lot of color on my walls & love when the sun glows warmth on them!

Lily said...

Very thought provoking post. I agree with you on the dishonesty. It really makes for a sad world when being lied to sees to be the rule rather that the exception.

Noelia said...

Lucky you for taking a Shimelle class, she seems so inspiring. I agree that dishonesty is a sad thing.