Recently, I saw a meme that stated,
“Waiting for inspiration to write is like standing at the airport waiting for a train.”
That is a well stated fact. Although, I’m not really sure what is meant by inspiration on any given day.
My handy dictionary states that inspiration means:
- the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
- the drawing in of breath; inhalation.
I’ve stared at this for quite some time. #1 makes perfect sense as that is what I’ve always taken inspiration to mean.
But what the hell is #2 all about? I’ve not really thought about breathing as inspiration. My thought process is too literal for this. Is the inspiration in the act or a result of the act? Is inspiration an idea for a story or the whole flipping story? This may be too deep for me today. I’m going to get some coffee and pet the dog.