a weekly blog hop where writers share their inspiration.
"it has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."
~arthur conan doyle
it's valentine's day. but i'm not going to talk about that. i mean, the idea is nice - taking a day to pamper and dote on those you love. though, it really is the little things that inspire...
...a flick of an eyelash, the soft breath of a sleeping child, a sideways glance, the leaves changing color, a breeze, a giggle, an embrace, the fragile smell of wool...
these are the things that truly inspire. especially when you're caught off guard...
...a wild fox stopping to stare as you pass by on a morning walk. or a bee in the grocery store sitting idle next to a picture of a bee on a box of protein bars as if to mock it. (both things i've experienced). a song or photo or scent that suddenly pulls emotion from you. i could go on...
these are the details that make for real and honest moments in a story and the parts i love writing most. don't get me wrong, the huge, mind-blowing scenes are fun too, but what's relateable, surprising even, are when those small snippets of life are woven in like thin golden strands of truth.
what are your favorite unexpected moments or details from books you've read? or scenes from real life that have caught you...made you stop and reflect?
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