Translate

Follow by Email

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sparks In the Universe


Have you ever had that brilliant idea - that connection - the idea - the spark that happens in the shower or while driving - or in any other circumstance without access to recording your idea? You rush to find a pen, a pencil, a way to jot it down... but the whole process occupies the very spot that your spark sat waiting to be preserved. And then... NOTHING. Without a trace. I imagine that these sparks float skyward... out of reach... and find a place in the heavens. Billions and billions of sparks. Glowing with energy and light. Out of reach. They sparkle there in the heavens to inspire... to inspire us to keep going - to give rise to new ideas. New sparks.

11 comments:

Stel.la said...

so magic...

Karen said...

Your words are so true!! Thank you for your talent and inspiration

scott said...

As always, a simple beauty.
Thank you, sir...

Montirul said...

:)

Cécile said...

Got no ideas. It's my tragedy ...
because French people are supposed to have got plenty of ideas because they have no petrol on their territory ... ... (it deals with an old motto : "En France on n'a pas de pétrole MAIS on a des idées" !!")

peter - Here is an haiku-spark from my niece :
"I beg the thief
to steel the night monsters
hidden under my bed."

omanoot said...

THANK YOU!

homepaddock said...

What a deilghtful idea, thank you for the inspiration.

Kristen said...

Hi Peter-
I think Elizabeth Gilbert talked about this, the inspiration coming by at odd moments, at her TED talk - check out her video at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/elizabeth_gilbert/on/genius.html

it's not until about 10 minutes in, but give it a try - I think you'll like it.

Brian H said...

Great words and this picture is amazing! I am working on finding some great pictures to help with writing prompts for my own blog. Can I use this if I give you and your blog credit? Thanks, Brian :-)

Peter H. Reynolds said...

Thanks, all for the kind comments... and Brian - thanks for asking -I'd be fine with you sharing on your blog. I suppose I should add my name to these little drawings I post, eh? Stay in touch. Peter

Brian H said...

Thanks Peter, I will try to get it up sometime this week! :-) Yeah that might be a great idea to add your name and/or the link to your blog! I've learned to do that with things that I make! I also wanted you to know I gave a Kindergarten class your book "I'm Here" and they were just loved it!!!