Sunday, November 23, 2008

Inspiration in Unlikely Places

I returned home from Cancun a few days ago and decided to share an interesting moment in my travels.
Our hotel room had a very nice view of the ocean. At night, the moon would light up the water, cascading across it for miles. During the day, the waves would crash against the shore, Popsicle blue and mesmerizing. This picture is the view from the room:

However, to the left was a condemned hotel called the El Pueblito. Well, I'm not sure if it was condemned or not, but it was in much need of a little TLC, some spackle and quite possibly a wrecking ball. This is the picture of the hotel:

After putting my daughter down for a nap, I went out to the balcony to do some writing. My husband asked me if I was going to get my inspiration from the crack house next door.
That's when I came to the conclusion: Inspiration doesn't always have to look pretty. Inspiration can come from the most unlikely the condemned crack house next door.


Ian said...

I can't tell you the number of times I've been smoking crack in a run-down tenement and had a brilliant burst of inspiration! Oh, wait, yes I can...NEVER! :D

The Writing Muse said...

You're such a smart a$$.