Our Unseen Inspirations (看不見的靈感)

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[Our Unseen Inspirations]

By: Bhavya CHAUHAN (Hall 10)

Image: honestlylibby.wordpress.com

Inspirations are perhaps the most efficient shapers. Often, we muse on a piece of art or reflect on a song, trying to understand its hidden motifs. Sometimes, simply witnessing a kind gesture is all it takes for us to extract the hidden kindness within ourselves. I can’t help but wonder why we believe our inspirations must be larger than life when, in reality, we are inspired and our values shaped by what seem like the trivialities of each day.

As much as I admire the chefs on TV that can create a fine delicacy in a matter of minutes, I constantly search for the taste of my mother’s cooking in everything I manage to whip up in my floor’s common room. When I write, I don’t think about Dickens’ profundity, I can only remember how my beloved, bespectacled, English teacher back home would express it. Try it. Introspect. You’ll find that your biggest inspirations are truly, in the smallest of things.

【看不見的靈感】

文:Bhavya CHAUHAN(舍堂十)
譯:胡靖雅(匯豐業昕堂)
圖:honestlylibby.wordpress.com

靈感應該算是最有成就的造物者。我們時常對著一件藝術品沈思,或是循環播放一首歌,試圖理解他們潛在的意義。有些時候,僅僅是一個友好的示意都能挖掘出深埋於我們靈魂中的善良。我不禁自問:為什麼我們總認為靈感是超越生命的所在呢?在現實裡,我們往往是從許多瑣碎平凡的事情得到最充沛的奇思妙想。

儘管我欣賞電視節目裡的大廚可以在分秒間製作出一道美味佳餚,在每一次自己下廚的時候,我只會尋求母親做出的美味。當我在寫作時,浮現在我腦海的不是查爾斯·狄更斯的深奧哲理,而是學校那位我尊敬的、戴著眼鏡的英語老師的樣貌。試著認真想一想,你會發現大部分的靈感,真的都來源於生活中最細微的事情。

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