24 January 2011

Monday's Musing

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel

I watched the movie "Coco Before Chanel" last night. Wow. What an inspiration! Who inspires you?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elanor Roosevelt inspires me. She never stopped working, she never stopped trying, and she never stopped knitting socks.

My hero.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Marushka C. said...

I am reading "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time" by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin. Mortenson was a mountain climber who tried to scale K2 (but didn't make it). After being helped on his way home by villagers in a remote part of Pakistan, he decided to raise money in the US and return to build a school for that town. He had no idea how to raise the money or how to build a school, but ended up building more than 50 schools. It's definitely inspiring.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Snohomish Shepherdess said...

My memories of my grandmothers inspire me. They were two very different, yet equally strong and inspiring women. I daily think of them, and how they would feel, and/or handle what life sends my way. I look forward to having the joy and honor of being a grandmother myself someday!

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm, inspiration comes in many shapes and sizes for me. I love dresses as works of art, from the House of Worth, here's an evening dress inspired by Art Nouveau grill work...

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a different form of inspiration... I love the story of Nelson Mandela reciting the poem Invictus to fellow prisoners... and, though the detail of where the poem was exchanged was changed in the movie Invictus, the spirit of the movie was, I think, accurate, and the movie, deeply moving and uplifting. Overcoming differences with such compassion is so very beautiful.

7:12 PM  

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