Inspiration

For a creative, inspiration is everywhere. The woman screaming at the top of her lungs on the street corner. The couple fighting on the street only to make up moments later. The lonely man playing his violin on the subway, but looks up from their devices to notice him. Observing the unusual sets our spirits a fire with questions and ideas. Every emotion demands to fuel inspiration. Beauty, pain, grief, comfort, love, hatred, hunger. The sheer act of feeling creates inspiration and New York is an inspirational playground, but lately I have been craving something different. I have become too accustom to the screaming woman on the street and the man shouting about Jesus on the subway. Everyday abnormalities have become normal.

This past summer I stamped a trail around the Mediterranean, visiting 2 continents, 5 countries, and 8 cities. Culture is all over my hometown city, but even the most inspired of folk need a little push into discomfort. In The Many Lives of Nathan James, Liv describes how their lives are too comfortable, too familiar to inspire, and go out in search of something new. In my blog, adventuresofhannahandwill.wordpress.com, I documented my journey through unfamiliar territory. Here are a few stand out images that have imprinted themselves in my recent works.

Women in Morocco gather at the door of the largest Mosque in Marrakesh.

Women in Morocco gather at the door of the largest Mosque in Marrakesh.

The local spice market in Morocco selling everything from Cinnamon to Saffron. 

The local spice market in Morocco selling everything from Cinnamon to Saffron. 

A local Santorini musician plays amongst the ruins of its most famous castle. He played not for the money, but for the enjoyment. Tourists whirled through the castle ruins, paying as little mind to him as background music. 

A local Santorini musician plays amongst the ruins of its most famous castle. He played not for the money, but for the enjoyment. Tourists whirled through the castle ruins, paying as little mind to him as background music. 

In Oia, at the tip of Greece's beautiful Santorini island, it is said to have the most beautiful sunset in the world. 

In Oia, at the tip of Greece's beautiful Santorini island, it is said to have the most beautiful sunset in the world. 


Hannah Huber