Inspiration Part 1 – Melody Gardot

Inspiration comes in so many forms. For a creative soul like writers, artists and musicians inspiration is gathered far and wide. We garner it from the people we meet, the music we listen to, the places we visit. Sometimes even a random conversation we have overheard in a supermarket checkout line.
Personally I love to listen to music while I write. I particularly enjoy Jazz when the mood of a scene is poignant and soft. I am quite influenced by the life of the artist especially when they have struggled and overcome insurmountable odds.
It must be the human condition to seek out others who have experienced adversity. We find an affinity to those who struggle.
Melody Gardot is one such inspiration. A talented pianist from a young age, at the age of nineteen Gardot was involved in an accident which left her with serious head, spinal and neural injuries. Using music for therapy Gardot began writing her own music, mastered the guitar and began singing.
Gardot succeeded where most people would readily have given up. To this day she still suffers from light sensitivity and persistent pain. Yet she consistently rises above her personal strife and succeeds in a phenomenal way.
So when things get tough and begin to look too hard, think about the deeper strength inside you. Everyone is capable of plumbing that strength, we just need to acknowledge the difficulty of the task. Then just take the bull by the horns and go for gold!

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3 thoughts on “Inspiration Part 1 – Melody Gardot

  1. Wish there was a “LOVE this” on WordPress! Love it!
    Melody sounds like a real inspiration and that is something one often hears with creative people….their trials seem to push them to focus on creativity.
    Thanks for posting hun!
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    -K

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