Archive for the ‘inspiration’ category

An Anne Dillard quote I like…

February 10, 2012
“Spend the afternoon, you can't take it with you” -- Annie Dillard

Photo and design by Desiree Perry

Here’s a lovely thought: “Spend the afternoon, you can’t take it with you.”
The quote is from Anne Dillard the athor of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, An American Childhood, The Writing Life and many other books. Her nonfiction 1975 Pulitzer-winning book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a favorite of mine. It’s a “sustained nonfiction narrative about the fields, creeks, woods, and mountains near Roanoke, Virginia.”  It also is a study of Theodicy which “is the theological and philosophical studying of the nature of God, in the face of evil in the world.” It’s a lovely, thoughtful book.

More on Anne Dillard:

Good Reads

Annie Dillard Official Website



January 23, 2011

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
—  Laura Ingalls Wilder

This TED talk by Neil Pasricha is funny, sad and very inspirational. Enjoy!

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome


Short documentary “Influencers: How Trends & Creativity Becomes Contagious”

November 16, 2010

The short documentary Influencers: How Trends & Creativity Becomes Contagious looks at people who have influenced music, fashion design trends, and pop culture over the years. It’s interesting take on how creative people are inspired by creative work in different fields.


Keep a sense of wonder

September 8, 2010

Oh my goodness! It's a pony in the Apple store!

Following is a link to an essay on keeping a sense of wonder and magic. It’s also a good observance of the people in an Apple Store. It’s a great read. (If it’s not true that a woman brings a pony  into the Seattle Apple store… well, I don’t want to know.)

Frank Chimero’ essay: “There is a Horse in the Apple Store
What the hell? A beautiful little pony, with a flowing mane, the likes of which my sister would have killed to get for Christmas when she was 7 or 8. And, NOONE is looking at this thing. I wondered: if there were kids in the Apple Store, would they notice? “Yes,” I say. “Yes, they would.” ”

Frank Chimero is an illustrator and designer.

Gizmodo has another photo of the pony: Yes, That’s a Horse Inside an Apple Store

The squealing at Cute Overload (OMG! Pony!)