Inspiration! Roundup: Animal Illustrations, Ten More Commandments, Epic Chair Dancing, and More!

Inspiration! Roundup - a collection of inspiring things from Annie Wang's photography to a six-year-old surviving in the wilderness.
This Week's "I want to go to there": Somewhere simple, delicate, and pretty. Just like this.
Photo by Nicolette Meade.

Animal Illustrations

I am a sucker for these kinds of illustrations that combine animals with natural landscapes. This latest collection is from Sujay Sanan.

Ten Commandments

Some of my theatre pals have been floating this list with titles like the "ten commandments of festival crunch time" and "stage manager's tech week mantra":

1. Take care of yourself and others.
2. Sleep/rest when you need to.
3. Eat when you need to.
4. Pee when you need to.
5. Give yourself a minute when you need to.
6. Give others a minute when they need it.
7. Freak out, don't freak in (we're in it together)
8. Expect the best of yourself and others, don't expect perfection.
9. Situations take priority, not people (it's not personal).
10. Have a good time.

I like this because it recognizes that something bigger than all of us is going on, but also we are humans.

Chair Dancing

These kids give a new meaning to chair dancing.

Hurting People

“we all have hurt someone tremendously. whether by intent or accident. we have all loved someone tremendously. whether by intent or accident. it is an intrinsic human trait. and a deep responsibility.”
– nayyirah waheed

Mother as Creator

Artist Annie Hsiao-Ching Wang's photo series documenting the years spent parenting her son is INCREDIBLE! This is worth a click to see the whole thing. It's such a creative and fascinating exploration of the layers of life and parenthood.

Photo by Annie Hsiao-Ching Wang.

Getting Lost to Find Yourself

This story of a six-year-old boy who got lost in the woods by himself, and found his way by walking for 18 hours to a nearby town is truly inspiring. Obviously, this is not a rite of passage to start putting all children through, but it's cool to read about nonetheless.

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