Inspiring Images: Genesis

Today’s inspiring image is one that I have always thought was just super cool. I found it so long ago that I cannot remember where I first saw it. If you know who this is by, could you let me know so I can give them credit?

Anyway, every now and then an image will just spark a complete sentence, full-on, completely formed, in my mind. This is one of those times. I liked the quote it inspired so much, that I use it in The Minstrel’s Song book #4 – I’m going to have to have a title reveal for that one pretty soon! One of the things I do differently in this final chapter of The Minstrel’s Song is I begin some of my chapters with little quotes or profound sayings. Since I didn’t want to go to great lengths to get the rights to a bunch of real quotes, I made up all of my own. This one had been hanging around in my head for so long, that I decided to work it into the history and mythology of Tellurae Aquaous, simply so I could use it.

And, without further ado, the image and the quotation it sparked.

Genesis

 

“Within the cathedral of time the universe swirls in a vortex and falls, one drop at a time, into the universe. This is the great paradox whereby which nothing old is lost and nothing new is gained.”

~Morathi, circa 990

Who is or was Morathi? He was a wizard who had a young apprentice who was a good friend of Kiernan Kane’s. And, apparently, he said some profoundly confusing things. But that’s all I know about him.

Have you ever seen something that just sparked a phrase or a poem that came to you and was whole and perfect just the way it was? I’d love to hear about it!

~ jenelle

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DJ Edwardson

While I can’t say that I remember an image inspiring a specific quote or poem, various images have definitely inspired me to write certain characters or settings based on the way an image looked.

That said, I love that quote of yours. Now I know where the phrase “cathedral of time” comes from! So very good of you to share this!

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jenelle

Ah, yes! For those who have followed me since the days of my old blogspot blog! This is indeed where the phrase “cathedral of time” came from! I had almost forgotten about that! Thanks for reminding me!

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J. L. Mbewe

Very cool! Landscape images inspire me to create various terrains in my worlds I’ve created/am creating. Once I was driving home and I heard the phrase: Light into Darkness tour ( concerts coming to the area) and by the time I was home I had a complete story idea. We shall see how that goes. I haven’t been inspired to write anything new, that said, I plenty of story ideas to keep me busy for the next 30 years or so. :-)

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