There are times I just need to find some inspiration to keep me going, to keep writing. I decided to take time out and watch the Soul movie by Disney. Besides this movie being fantastically made with exceptional actors and awesome jazz (I play the soundtrack on Spotify), the movie was just what I needed. The storyline is:
Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz — and he’s good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul.
There’s much more to the story but I don’t want to give it away. I will say I found a lot of moments in the film were I was “awakened.” If you get a chance check it out online.
I live near nature so I want to try my hand at making “Word Wands.” Word Wands are made with tree branches and items that are sentimental to you. Deborah Singletary is the Founder of Vision Carriers and teaches workshops in Harlem New York. You can find information about Word Wands and Deborah’s work at https://www.visioncarriers.com.
My stand by source for inspiration is watching Bette Davis movies on Youtube. I can’t go wrong watching Little Foxes, All About Eve or The Letter. I think for my birthday this year I’ll buy myself the blu-ray box set.
Writers are readers so books are always on my list for inspiration. These are just a few books on my 2021 reading list:
1.On Writing by Stephen King
2.Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
3.Bird by Bird by Anne Lamont
4.The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861