2010 Inspirations

I am thinking of some of the people, places and things who/that have inspired me in 2010:

Jazz great Freddie Hubbard

My nephew, Max, whose passion for jazz is infectious

The city of Paris, France, because its beauty takes my breath away, even when I simply think about it

Breathtaking Paris
Adam, in a pose I can't do

My Iyengar yoga trainer, Adam, who is even-tempered, sensible, kind and a great teacher

Actress Laura Linney, who is hypnotic, whatever role she is playing

Laura Linney
Lionel Logue

Lionel Logue, the self-made, Australian speech therapist, who cured British King George VI of his stuttering in 1939. This coincided with England’s entrance into WWII. (You must see the movie The King’s Speech.)

David’s FOF sister, Sharon, who weathered her fractured pelvis with aplomb and practicality

Antoinette, my sick aunt’s home health aide, who never flinched, no matter what she had to do to make Sylvia more comfortable

Any child who does not let his mental or physical challenges overcome him

The regal nineteenth century brownstones in parts of Brooklyn that are being renovated by young people with vision and taste

Interior of a renovated Brooklyn brownstone

Every single FOF woman whom I’ve met—in person, on the phone and over the Internet—for her passion, personality and sense of purpose

Robin Sheldon, founder and president of Soft Surroundings

My children, Colby and Simone, for many of their core values and for dealing well with life’s surprises, setbacks and changes

My sisters, Shelley and Heidi, always!

5 Responses to “2010 Inspirations”

  1. sharon segal says:

    Dear Geri, Thanks for mentioning me. I think your blog is great and look forward to reading it every day. Two more PT sessions ! A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and David. Love, Sharon

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  2. Toby Wollin says:

    And Geri – you have inspired me this year too!!

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    • Geri says:

      Oooooo my dear Toby. that is utterly flattering

      oxo

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  3. Max says:

    It is only fitting that I am at the top of this list. 🙂

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    • Aunt Shelley says:

      No Max, your mother and I are at the top and you are at the bottom. The list goes from least important to MOST IMPORTANT!

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