Writing 101: Day 5 – Let Social Media Inspire You

By Kate Ducker and Rachellou_h

Writing 101 – Day 5 (Friday 11th September 2015) – Let social media inspire you 

I’m not doing today’s assignment because frankly, I haven’t the time nor the inclination. It’s a bad attitude to have perhaps, but *shrug*.

I’ve chosen instead to post a picture of some local graffiti that I love, that I have shared on social media. There is a tenuous link there somewhere and I’m sticking to it.

How bloody good is this piece (above)? Not only it is bold and beautiful, it’s also incorporated the lyrics of one of the greatest songs of the eighties. More than that it just has a lot of heart.

I mean, is the woman biting her fingers out of pure frustration? I’ve certainly been there in the throes of rejection and heartache before. When you just want to hurt yourself to stop the real pain in your heart. To momentarily distract yourself from the biggest, more painful picture.

Maybe I’m reading too much into it, after all only the artist’s can possibly know what they’re saying. But that’s the beauty of art, innit? It can be whatever you want it to be and give you whatever you need at the time.

So today I’m not inspired by a quote on Twitter, I am inspired by a real life image from round my way. I think that’s better somehow.

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