Thank you, Oprah!

June 30, 2014

I ran across an article in a back issue of Oprah Magazine, where Oprah writes about being inspired by art: “…. that’s what great art does: It connects you to a spirit higher than yourself. Makes you want to be better.”

Wow, did she hit the nail on the head – I was covered in goosebumps as the words jumped off of the page! Great artists and their work truly inspire me to do better and be better. And I try hard every day to stay connected to a spirit higher than myself.

Two sources of daily inspiration for me are:

1)  Carole King – she was so inspirational to me during her performance with Sara Bareilles at this year’s Grammy awards show. At 72, her voice is so strong and she’s beyond beautiful. All I could think was, “I hope to be like her when I’m 72!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4349g66G1W4

 

2)  Second, anyone who knows me knows that I’m obsessed with my favorite piece of art, Michelangelo’s David, who stands majestically in the Accademia in Florence. Talk about inspiration! I can’t imagine how anyone can walk away from him without being a changed person. If a fellow human created him, then I can certainly strive to do better, to be better.

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So thank you Oprah, for putting into words the sentiment I’ve always experienced but somehow never defined.