Inspiration! Roundup: You Are Where You Are, Lace Around the World, Re-Imagining Horse Racing, and More!

A roundup of inspirational things, including lace art, snail models, horse racing, and other beautiful things.
This Week's "I want to go to there": Do you think this hut has magical powers?
Photo by Bayu Anggoro.

Where You Are

"For years before and after I wrote my first novel, I interviewed other women about their ambitions...Each path was different—not better, or happier, or more frustrating, just different. There was no point in looking at anyone else's map and wishing I were there.

I was where I was, and I could be somewhere else tomorrow."

- Elizabeth Renzetti, "Ambition: Three Life Lessons"

I really need this reminder right now. Every single life has its own path, and I will continue to follow/make mine based on where I am, not where I wish I was or where someone else is.

Lace Around the World

Polish artist NeSpoon started off painting traditional lace patterns from Poland on buildings. Now she's travelling all over the world, studying local lace patterns, and painting those on buildings. It's beautiful!

The New Horse Racing

If the brutal reality of horse racing has got you down, maybe try this innovation on the practice. It's guaranteed to be a fun time!

Snails in Love

Artist Aleia creates hilarious miniature scenes using snails as her models. This one's called Hot Date, 1991.

Goodness and Courage

A friend of mine posted this text image on Facebook recently, sharing the idea that courage isn't the absence of fear, but acting in spite of fear. A commenter then suggests that goodness isn't the absence of bad thoughts or ideas, but choosing to do the right thing regardless.

It's good to remember that our choices are more important than the random thoughts bouncing around in our heads.

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