It was thought that the gods blew on creative people, who would then inhale the god's breath and have an idea. This is the premise of "inspiration": inhaling divine breath and ideas.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

For cafe writing : Option Two

Give me seven things that make you sigh. You are not required to provide any explanations, but it’s more interesting for readers if you do.

1. I take a 'relieved' sigh when 'it's finally over'. Like may be if I have to stand an inquisitive neighbor's gossip updates or at the end of a difficult game or maybe when I just finished an appointment with my beautician. It gives me so much relief to sigh, it literally puts a full stop.

2. I take a 'slow' sigh when I am surrounded by breath taking scenery - deep blue sea, strong mountains and star lit night sky. May be as a sign of gratitude to be in their presence.

3. I sigh 'hopefully' when I encounter ignorance.

4. I sigh with 'lust' after a delicious bite of dark temptation pastry. Isn't that moment so so special!

5. I sigh with 'resolution' when I realize that my house needs a spring cleaning or the carpets need to be vacuumed.

6. I sigh with 'guilt' when I realize I have indulged too much in shopping and bought stuff that are practically useless.

7. Every time I turn the last page of a wonderful book, I sigh with a sense of accomplishment.


  1. I really enjoyed your list - especially number 2 and 7!

    Love the music also - Sounds of Silence is one of my alltime favorites!

  2. Very interesting take with the prompt. Your descriptions made me pause and sigh in agreement.

  3. I loved your list and I really liked the fact that you included all types of emotional sighs.

    Happy Thursday!

  4. A really good list. I'm so pleased to have found your blog. Thanks for visiting mine.

  5. I relate to every single one of your sighs.

    Thank you for visiting my world too!

    Smiles and Light

  6. I like these. We all need a breather now and now. I can relate to all of them especially number 2, 3