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I took these photographs at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, WA.
The definitions are from the Oxford English Reference Dictionary.


By | 2013-10-21T15:36:53+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Art, Creativity, Nature|3 Comments


  1. John October 25, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Hi Summer. I periodically check in to see if you have posted anything on your blog. I think I do it because you inspire me. I have been able to take part in your yoga classes while you were here in Lafayette and I connected with with the words you were sharing. I wanted to look up the word inspire. To me it is “life giving” or “life sharing”. Here is what it said when I looked it up. Inspire: verb
    [with object]
    1fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative:
    [with object and infinitive]:
    his passion for romantic literature inspired him to begin writing
    create (a feeling, especially a positive one) in a person:
    their past record does not inspire confidence
    (inspire someone with) animate someone with (such a feeling):
    he inspired his students with a vision of freedom
    give rise to:
    the movie was successful enough to inspire a sequel
    2breathe in (air); inhale.

    • John October 25, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

      I looked below that definition and saw this:


      Middle English enspire, from Old French inspirer, from Latin inspirare ‘breathe or blow into’, from in- ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe’. The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense ‘impart a truth or idea to someone’

      • Summer Cushman October 25, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

        Oh, how wonderful these comments are! I have such a smile on my face because I love that you got out the dictionary in response to this post.

        And inspire, what a beautiful word. I love the connection to breath and spirit! One of my favorite creation stories (there are so many…) is from Genesis. I like it because of a specific verse: chapter 2 verse 7: “then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and the man became a living being.” It’s an amazing thought, God’s breath animating dust and creating humankind. Beautiful.

        Thank you for your kind words and thoughtful response.

        Be well,

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