Tuesday, July 19, 2005

'you inspired me...'

i received this this morning. 
‘I've actually always had numerous thoughts run through my head and had trouble getting them out. You inspired me quite some time ago, but its just now hitting me and I'm just now getting around to writing again...for that I thank you Stephen!’
Unexpected Rhapsody
 It's quite lengthy, but I had a lot on my mind. Thanks again, but I think its time for sleep.”
 -kris

i did not post this on modesty to congratulate myself on inspiring, for hopefully that is what each one of us do every day. but i posted it because first off this is a great blogspot, she is very well thought out, and openhearted. and second of all because i hope she inspires you to write out your feelings and be transparent. each of you has the ability to teach someone else something worthwhile. each one of you has a different passion that i myself could learn from.

in the book “blue like jazz” don miller in the intro said when speaking about jazz, ‘sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself. it is as if they are showing you the way.’

show us all the way with your passions, goals and dreams. inspire someone. start writing a journal so you can inspire your children’s, children’s. start an online journal. let us watch you love something, so we can to.

'Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.'
-Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

4 comments:

kris said...

in my humblest state and most genuine of words, i’m absolutely honored and flattered to have my name in and be a reason for a Modesty post, just from a simple six-lined email i wrote at four in the morning. i agree, let us all be transparent...let us teach and be taught. life’s too short to live with walls up and miss out on great things that pass us by.

“the only thing you have to lose is the opportunity to gain.”

-kris

Jen said...

Hey there Stephen...

Just got back home from your gig at HQ and I gotta say you guys were awesome. Thanks so much for hanging out after the gig to talk to the fans. It was just so great to meet you.
As promised, the link on my name will take you to my myspace music page. I would love to hear what you think of my stuff.

PS: I would have jumped up on stage to hug you but there was a 50 person barrier blocking my way. But at least I got to shake your hand and get a picture with you after.

Thank you so much for inspiring me.

Liz said...

All I have to say is wow. Sometimes I think it is best to leave it at that...

Story of a Girl said...

Very true. Love that last quote. Sometimes when we think that we are unheard we think we aren't making a difference. But we are making a difference within ourself which still makes our writing VERY important.