Lots of things inspire me on a daily basis. Although I'm embarrassed to admit it; I spend a great deal of time reading blogs. But, in my humble opinion, there is just SO much out there to expose one's self to. So many great ideas and so many interesting thoughts to read. So I want to make more of an effort on here to show you what I see. To show you what inspires me. Here is one for today:
"Many films diminish us. They cheapen us, masturbate our senses, hammer us with shabby thrills, diminish the value of life. Some few films evoke the wonderment of life's experience, and those I consider a form of prayer. Not prayer "to" anyone or anything, but prayer "about" everyone and everything. I believe prayer that makes requests is pointless. What will be, will be. But I value the kind of prayer when you stand at the edge of the sea, or beneath a tree, or smell a flower, or love someone, or do a good thing. Those prayers validate existence and snatch it away from meaningless routine." -Robert Ebert on Terrance Malick's The Tree of Life.
Kind of makes you want to see the movie huh? And even better, for me, is the way it makes you look differently at prayer in and of itself.