Tonight I heard an excerpt from Lord Alfred Tennyson’s Ulysses, and am inspired anew:
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
As the year concludes, and the new one begins, I’m reminded of my primary goal in life: to inspire and be inspired. It is in this spirit that I share this moment of inspiration with you all.
Ludovico Einaudi released a new double album in the US iTunes Store this week that should be a staple in every music collection, regardless of whether you consider yourself a classical music aficionado. It’s called “Islands – Essential Einaudi” and it is a compilation of 27 of the very best pieces from his many albums over the past 15 years or so, with a few new ones sprinkled in for good measure.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. Below are a few sample tracks from the album.
In college I worked part time as a web designer and developer for California State University, Chico. The World Wide Web and I were still relatively young then, with all of the awkward makings of adolescents convinced of their newfound knowledge. And with the help of the university’s high-speed Internet connection to carry the conversation, [...]
These walls are made in time, I know By water flowing so, and so But they do not expect the flow Of my imagination. This place is made of majesty From moments of infinity And measured parts divinity For lucid inspiration. Music: Oltremare by Ludovico Einaudi
My daily life goal is to inspire and be inspired. I attribute all personal leaps of understanding, change, growth, and perspective to inspiration: distinctive moments that fuse passion and possibility, potential and promise into clear purpose and drive the exceptional experiences of my life. For a long time, I’ve been inspired by my brother, Logan, [...]