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Friday, February 4, 2011

Bebe Moore Campbell

"As I grow older part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me."

American Novelist
1950 - 2006

Where do you find inspiration?  Do you wait for inspiration to hit you like a lightening bolt or are you actively looking for events, people, places and objects to inspire you?  I believe we need to constantly be stoking the fires of creativity.  And we can do this by exploring places we have never been, immersing ourselves in new cultures and meeting new and unusual people.  We can also stoke the fires by reading books on history, biographies and memoirs.  If we wait for inspiration to strike, we may be along time in waiting.  What do you do to stoke the fires of creativity in your life?

Elizabeth Bebe Moore was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in elementary education and taught school in Atlanta, GA.  Her first book was a work of nonfiction, Successful Women, Angry Men: Backlash in the Two-Career Marriage.  She was the author of three New York Times bestsellers:  Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir and What You Owe Me, as well as two picture books for children.  Elizabeth Bebe Moore Campbell died on November 27, 2006 from brain cancer.