Wednesday, June 9, 2010
To be in complete awe is often more difficult that it seems. To see the river as awesome, especially as it is here, "The Little Colorado" to some it's likely to look like red water, stiff canyons and smell only of still air, instead of a magnificent product by and of nature that has no match.
What induces inspiration? Does it require a conscious act? To look at whatever one is viewing and deciding it is inspiring?
The workers at the Hoover Dam site may not have been inspired by what they were seeing for that's not what they were there for.
Yet in truth, even the smallest rock in one's hand can cause wonder, wonder that leads to further wonder, or inspiration. Inspiration to feel the worth in the moment as it is, the joyous momentum of discovery that happens as we experience ourselves experiencing the discovery...
On the other hand what may have been inspiring to the dam workers was the work itself. What they accomplished each day, how far they could drive into the diversion tunnels with their dynamite and shovels, how much concrete could be poured, how many rocks scaled in a day...
Thus, what inspires you may not be the same for me, depending on circumstances or how we see, not necessarily what it is we're seeing.