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The Power of Inspiration, St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon

Blue Heron silhouetted against sunrise, St Lucie River.
Blue Heron silhouetted against sunrise, St Lucie River/Indian River Lagoon. (Photo by John Whiticar, 2012.)

Yesterday morning at sunrise, I drove north along Indian River Drive to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Ft. Pierce. This drive, in the early hours of morning, is the most inspirational of times…

The lone herons and egrets are many, some in groups, but most alone, standing still, and stately, and eternal, waiting for a fish. Waiting for that perfect light “to see…”

Later in the day, I looked up the definition of the word “inspire” as we talked about what this meant and how to achieve such at the board meeting for the foundation.  There were various definitions, but a few captured what I felt driving along Indian River Drive in the morning’s early light…

May we all be inspired by the beauty around us, the gift of the river…

inspire, verb:

1. to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural inspiration

2. to give someone the enthusiasm to do or create something

3. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul