Sometimes we need a little inspiration.
The word inspiration has an interesting etymology,
In the mid-14th century, "to inspire" or enspiren, meant to fill the mind and heart with grace. It also meant "to prompt or induce someone to do something."
Enspiren derives from earlier French word enspirer, meaning "to breathe in" from the Latin inspirare, meaning "to blow into; to breathe upon."
Figuratively, the same word meant to "excite or inflame."
Nature inspires me both in a literal and figurative sense. The oxygen from plant-life gives my lungs clean air. The circulation of air in open space energizes me. But in the figurative sense, the natural world prompts me to do something - it prompts me to stillness or movement or connection or thought or art.
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Each will be grounded in a sense of connection to the natural world. Each will offer "inspiration" to perceive or act creatively in daily life.
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