Finding Beauty in the Daily Grind
The routine of my daily grind offers nothing extraordinary to the reader. Like others I start my day in a rush: shower, coffee, put my beauty on, and then
dash for a train.
I spend the day in an office in front of a computer, in meetings, talking to coworkers and clients. At some point, I break free for a hike around the city in pursuit of inspiration, which can come along in any form.
- Conversations I eavesdrop on
- Body art
- A couple holding hands
- Clouds drifting across the Bay
- A tugboat
- A busker
- A flyer plastered to the inside of a storefront window
- A pair of shoes
- An attractive person, one that is quirky, funny, strange, freaky, diminutive, garish
My favorite is snapping a photo and creating a persona. I make up a name and quickly add four comments about the person.
Man in cafe drinking wine might be:
- A professor of history
- Received an honorable discharge from Marines
- Is a lapsed Catholic
- Devotee to Tarot and ardent follower of his daily readings
- Planning murder of the Gypsy girl he is in love with
Later, I hurry for a train home, cook dinner, catch-up with the family, and finally I am free to lavish myself in passions
Where do you hunt for inspiration?
I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6