Saturday, December 15, 2007

Provoking incentive

Stimulus: An action, condition or person that provokes a response. Something that incites or rouses to action.

A day of talk ranging from the personal and family to the lack of creative stimuli at work, possible meanings of a wallpaper pattern, energy power grids, and the situation of rebuilding levees in New Orleans.

Outside was gray, inversion. Hyped up asthma, nosebleeds. But we took a walk anyway, and stopped by a local shop to investigate a delectable candy called Blackberries and Raspberries.

Last night, we journeyed through houses in various parts of France via a gorgeous picture book C gave me for the Festival of Lights. Eye candy. Blueberries and Strawberries. Dream stuff.

As you may have seen in the news, Brad Pitt is sponsoring the Make it Right project to help build "green" houses for displaced residents of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. He has constructed a "pink city" for the time being; structures of pink canvas that represent the 150 new homes that will be built—and to keep public attention focused on the great amount of work still need to be done.
Check it out:

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power - the freedom to choose.
--Stephen Covey

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

is there a galaxy or an inch between stimulus and response?, a milli-second, synapse-pulse, or, the word "or" -- whether there are choices or just choice, don't know, know how deeply you stir me & response in same instant