I’m often asked where I find my inspiration. Most of the time it’s random, like the color of my hot tea or hearing a song playing at the grocery store, but sometimes I seek out inspiration too. On Thursday I asked a handful of my friends what their favorite word was that day. I didn’t explain why I was asking, which netted me some pretty interesting responses, like burrito or sandwich. One of my friends even made up a word.
There were a few answers however that stuck out: storm, alacrity, and illuminate. The strength behind these words is consuming and even more intriguing are the reasons that my friends chose these. I initially intended to write a separate poem for each word, but then I realized how interconnected they could be, which again, is a pretty powerful discovery.
This poem is dedicated to my friends Kelsey, Charlie, and Cameron.
What is your favorite word today?
14 thoughts on “Storm”
This is so powerful and wonderful and I love your explanation of your inspiration! I carry a notebook with me everywhere because you never know when a phrase or word or overheard conversation will inspire. thank you for your posts, you have an amazing talent, I love your work. Namaste
Thanks Michelle! I carry a notebook everywhere too. I feel naked without it.
I lost your blog for a little while, Leanne, and I missed it. “As nighttime ravaged the afternoon sun” and “eyes spilling gallons of anxiety” are great images.
Thanks Cheryl! Welcome back! Always happy to see familiar names on here 🙂
amazing. that’s how I feel about this post but it’s also my favorite word today. it makes me feel like everything is going well even when it’s not
I know that feeling all too well. It’s also amazing how we can change so quickly from ok to not and vice versa, or at least that’s the way I am.
What a cool way to find inspiration. I have two words that are favorites today: “faith” and “growth”.
I love your choices. I think faith is one of my favorites of all time. I put a lot of faith in the people around me and I think it has such a beautiful image. It also just sounds cool. Cheers!
I love your bold spirit here, and am going to try out your idea for finding inspiration the next time I need a nudge!
Thank you! That’s so rad!
Creative but yes, some words have power and some evoke strong emotions. For me the word “harvest” seems to induce sadness while “sunshine” brings a smile. ♥