I am currently sitting in my office/library preparing for the week. I am speaking this week at a local elementary school as the guest author and need to prepare. I am currently of the mindset to speak about inspiration and stamina.
The unfinished painting above hangs on the wall next to me. One summer I actually had enough stamina to paint five of these things (5'x4'). I look at it everyday and feel inspired because there are still so many intriguing places to learn about in our country. I dream of one day visiting each state to experience the unique differences that they all have to offer. Writing requires inspiration and stamina. Some days are better than others.
This weekend I was inspired by something much more important. I was inspired by the millions that marched in cities the country and the world. I was inspired by the diversity. I was inspired by the smiles. It was amazing. However, much like my painting, yesterday is not finished and it is going to take a heck of a lot of stamina to finish.