1. stimulation or arousal of the mind, feelings, etc, to special or unusual activity or creativity, the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
2. someone or something that causes this state
3. an idea or action resulting from such a state
4. the act or process of inhaling; breathing in
The word “inspiration” comes from the Latin noun inspiratio and from the verb inspirare. Inspirare is a compound of the Latin prefix in (inside, into) and the verb spirare (to breathe). Inspirare meant originally “to blow into”. In classic Roman times, inspirare meant “to breathe deeply” or “to instill [something] in the heart or in the mind of someone”.
Our lives are constantly filled with chance moments of inspiration, like the cascade of sparks that spiral out from a spinning Guy Fawke’s fire cracker. This blog is an attempt to capture some of those sparks, so there may forever be a glint in your eye.