I am starting a new series in my blog called ‘Inspiration’. I post several things i found inspiring that week including art, quotes, tips, websites, books, people, and music. It is a place to reflect on the week and give a shout out to things that pushed me in the right direction. To check out other ‘Inspiration’ posts follow the tag: inspiration.
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster
Learn something from everyone.
The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld starts with :”The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit”. That in my opinion is a very interesting first line to start a book with. From the very beginning i was sucked into the adventures of Tally Youngblood. I have missed this feeling. Reading a book that grips you from the very beginning till the very last word feels very exhilarating. I enjoy reading books that create a world that might exist after ours showing us a glimpse of what the future could be. The book reminded me of another book a enjoyed years ago: The Giver by Lois Lowry. The book shows the ugly side of being pretty. Many books create future worlds that arise from wanting to distant themselves from our current world. If we continue as we are would we destroy everything? Would future generations see us as crazy ‘rusties’?
A few quotes i enjoyed:
“In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.”
“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”
“Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”
“The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.”