Inspiration seems to be a theme of mine right now, so in carrying on with that I thought I’d pull something from William Blake, who wrote some pretty fascinating things. His poem “Auguries of Innocence” is a great depiction of his love of contraries, and the opening stanza has some pretty deep ideas hidden in its 4 short lines.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
One of my favorite movie scenes is the very end of Men in Black, where our galaxy is shown to be nothing more than a marble in a bag belonging to aliens in some far off place. This scene demonstrated to sheer vastness of our universe and just how little we know about it. Yes, yes, I know it was pure fiction, but someone was able to look at something as benign and ordinary as a Cat’s Eye marble and see a small galaxy within it. It just demonstrates how randomly inspiration can hit and how important it is to always be on guard for it.