Commercial Inspiration

Dalzell-House-2[1]While watching the Olympics there were two commercials that caught my interest.  I scrambled to write down the words and to search the internet for more details,  not to buy or use the product advertised, but because I was inspired by the words.

Commercial #1:  Expedia.    The visual begins with a mom reading a story to her son…
“Once upon a time, there was a boy who traveled to a faraway place.  Where villages floated on water and castles were houses, dragons lurked, giants stood tall.  And the good Queen showed the boy, it could all be real.  Find your storybook.”

I love that:  find your storybook…find your storybook.

apple_ipadair_ad_2014[1]Commercial #2: Apple.  This commercial shows images of people in unique activities and the voice of Robin Williams as John Keating quoting from the film “Dead Poets’ Society”.

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race.
And the human race is filled with passion.  And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
To quote from Whitman, ‘O me! O life!…of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless…of cities filled with the foolish: what good amid these, O me, O life?’
Answer.  That you are here – that life exists, an identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.  That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse.  What will your verse be?”

ee2686005e4dbe454fb08e099bb10ade[1]What will your verse be?  I love that.  What will your verse be?
And…What verse have you already written?  What verse are you writing now?



About Wings of Wonder

Linda Ruddy is a creative with a diverse range of interests in writing and painting. She currently is revising a middle grade novel, and author and illustrating a picture story book. She is an active member of SCBWI, Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. Linda has a body of paintings, which form the foundation of her artistic development. This work can be viewed on her website: Her recent illustrations are an outgrowth of the style she developed in these paintings. Another passion is sculpture. Linda often uses her figures as models for her art. Linda's blog is eclectic and journeys wherever her muse guides her attention. Her blog address is: Following the muse, Linda Ruddy
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10 Responses to Commercial Inspiration

  1. JSD says:

    Oh, I’m so bad…I haven’t written anything lately. ;(

  2. marilynscottwaters says:

    I think that I am too close to my verse to read it. 🙂 Whatever it is, I’m hoping that it will have been encouraging in some small way. 🙂

  3. Cindy says:

    Love that quote, Linda; “what will your verse be”? Thanks for the inspiration. Thinking of you.

  4. robin says:

    “What will your verse be?” and “Find your storybook.” — these will be my questions to ponder this week, Linda! Our lives matter.

  5. I love the Expedia commercials. 🙂 I haven’t gone on a big trip in a while and those commercials really got my world curiosity going again. I’m itching to go somewhere new!

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