Friday, January 11, 2013

Finding Your Own Inspiration

Inspiration can be found anywhere you look. Music seems to find its way into my inspiration on a daily basis.

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers is a song in which I find much inspiration. When I first listened to the words, I thought, "Wow, this song was written for me". I found myself researching the lyrics online, in search of the "true" meaning. Then the more I thought about it, the more I did not want to know the “true” meaning. I was already able to relate to it so much and find my own inspiration. Is that not the “true” meaning anyway?

My favorite part of the song:

Took a bus to Chinatown

I’d be standing on Canal
And Bowery

She’d be standing next to me
I belong with you, you belong with me 
You're my sweetheart

While my hubby and I were dating, we spent two years of that time in a long distance relationship. I was following dreams in NYC while he finished school. While he was in Baltimore one summer, we took the Chinatown bus between cities which would land us on the corner of Canal and Bowery to catch it. This song takes me back to that time each time I hear it.

There is so much to be said about what you see in something and what inspires you personally. It's not about what inspires everyone else or finding what the true meaning may be. This might in fact taint the way you view it. Continue to see things in your own way and find your own inspiration.

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