My Inspiration for March 2021

31 Mar

My biggest inspiration this month (and discovery) was Santoka Taneda; a Japanese haiku writer who led a fascinating life and wrote Zen poetry, and also my old favourite Vincent van Gogh: his art, his letters, and Irving Stone’s novel “Lust for Life”. As I am writing this, bright yellow daffodils are smiling to me from their vase and from my window I see the clouds, the skies, the treetops, I hear the birdsong; they all call me to join them and I shall. Enjoy the beautiful pictures!

“There were so many things we feared. And we shouldn’t have. We should have lived.”

(Ivo Andrić)

“Today my path was wonderful. I wanted to shout out to the mountains, the sea, and the sky. The sound of the waves, the birds, the pure water–I’m grateful for everything. The sun shone brightly and the number of pilgrims increases daily. The memorials, the bridges, the shrines, and the cliffs were so beautiful. My rice was like food from heaven.”

(from Santoka Taneda’s diary)

Beautiful watercolour by  李淡淡 .

Picture by i.Anton ☂.

Quote from “Sputnik Sweetheart”, by Haruki Murakami

Picture found here.

Lucia Heffernan – Field Wishes, 2020

6 Responses to “My Inspiration for March 2021”

  1. Michael Hill 2nd Apr 2021 at 2:06 pm #

    Love the lamb !

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Upside-down Land 2nd Apr 2021 at 2:33 pm #

    Murakami is my favorite living author of novels. I’ve nearly read them all.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Byron's Muse 2nd Apr 2021 at 4:42 pm #

      I loved them a lot too! Sputnik Sweetheart and Kafka on the Shore are some of my favourites, and Norwegian Woods by far THE favourite. What about you?


  3. ronwild 2nd Apr 2021 at 9:58 pm #

    I love the Ivo Andrić quote. I worked in a school until last year and used it often to the teens that were panicking at the sudden realisation that the cocoon of school was about to be taken away. We tend to coddle children far too much these days and then despair when they cannot cope with what life throws at them.
    Let them explore, fearlessly, not foolishly.

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    • Byron's Muse 4th Apr 2021 at 11:15 am #

      My teacher also used that quote a lot. I agree with what you said!


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