Anybody remember Venn diagrams? They were circles used to illustrate relationships - these circles overlapped - and at one time were used greatly in Junior schools. I've been retired some years now, so I don't know whether they are still used. I always felt they were open to misuse with children just learning about relationships.
However - the phrase caught my eye this morning and gave me an idea. We all fit into one of
two "circles" - male or "female" but then we become much more divergent. a might be interested in writing, or painting, or gardening; b might lean towards solo-singing, bird-watching or embroidery. One thing is certain though -those of us who have any interest (or all-consuming passion for that matter) in a subject, are likely to have someone who we find inspirational. Just off the top of my head - I like textile art and try to do it - my inspiration for this is a fantastic pair of textile artists - Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. I buy their books, I go to look at their work - I aspire to reach somewhere near their standard.
So - bloggers out there - how do you fancy one day next week (that gives you a bit of room to think about it) doing a post on who most inspires you - in which area - and why. I suppose those of us who try to write prose or poetry would find it easy to name the poet/writer who had most inspired us, who's work we read and admired. Maybe it would be more difficult for some people - but then my mother, who I wrote about yesterday, was always an inspiration to me for the way she dealt with any kind of trouble in the family. So there is huge scope there.
If you would like to join in please do. If you would like everyone to know you have joined in - if you send me a note I will make a list on Monday morning giving all the bloggers who intend to post "My inspiration", I hope you all like the idea. On second thoughts - to make the reading of blogs much easier - shall we say Wednesday is THE INSPIRATION DAY? What do you think?