Inspiration ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 98

New Page at Garrarus Beach, Tramore, Co. Waterford
New Page at Garrarus Beach, Tramore, Co. Waterford

I’m intrigued by the world of writing, and ahead of the Waterford Writers’ Weekend which starts today, I have been thinking about inspiration and where it comes from.

For me, I think it derives very much from nature and the lovely surroundings here in Tramore, Co. Waterford. How could one not be inspired by the sea, the ebb and flow of the tide,  gulls calling, daffodils in bud, in bloom, knocked over by the wind, the pigeons nesting in the monkey puzzle in the garden, driftwood on the shore, the bluebells getting ready to bloom …..

But writers write in all sorts of places and more than anything, I have been captivated, of late, by the way in which the trees in Newtown Wood, just outside Tramore, have thrust the concept of ‘frames’ in front of me.  Really, we see life through frames ~ be they nature, time, people, food, music, film,  memories, everyday snippets of conversation ….. the list is endless.

Framing Life at Newtown Wood, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
Framing Life at Newtown Wood, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

5 thoughts on “Inspiration ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 98”

  1. The largely ‘unseen’ artwork of branches criss crossing the sky – love them in winter and again in spring as bud-burst approaches. Many do not look up and miss all the beauty and the inspiration that goes with it ! Than
    ks for lovely post.

    1. SV, I agree with you that many people do not look up at the branches, or indeed down, at reflections. I wonder why some do and some don’t. Is it nature/nurture or some amazing combination of both?

      1. I think it is perhaps nurture – I learned to look up(and down!) as a child – my mother had us out looking at Aurora borealis, The Plough, The Seven Sisters, beech branches, sycamore seeds winging down or whatever. We need to teach our children to LOOK !

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