Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God is my most favorite novel in the entire world. I read this book when I was about 12 and knew at that moment that I wanted to be a writer. It has taken many years and detours to realizing that dream but I can say, thank God, I am about 75% done with my first book.
But I need some inspiration.
"Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they are forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men."
Wow. Every time I read those lines I get a different revelation. As a child I could not quite grasp the depth of meaning of the phrase but I have kept pondering it all of these years.
I know so many people with AMAZING gifts but they don’t do much with them. IMO. It’s always, if and when, but never now.
Live your dreams guys, the rest is a waste of time.
P.S. What inspires you?