I've searched the Forum index for the right place, and "Inspiration" - the stimuli that can "fire us up" doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, so here goes. The contact with a few words that rattle our bones, change our vision in approaching the world, or simply put, make us want to grab the camera and DO IT, or have supplied that motivation to others would be on topic. No requirements whatever as to logic, making sense, justification, etc. To start ... From "Alfred Stieglitz, A Biography": Odilon Redon : "To transfer human emotions into arabesques" (- with "arabesque" in the sense of "An ornate, whimsical composition, especially for piano".) Georgia O'Keefe studied under Odilon Redon - "Or the link between Georgia (O'Keefe) and Pamela (Colman) may have been their shared preoccupation with trying to express in visual terms their reaction to music." I wonder how the inclusion or rather the increase of musical influence might affect my work. Increase the volume of the system in my studio, use headphones working with landscapers - or..