Your Inspirational Hot Spots
I have to thank Sigur Ros for inspiring this post. I listened to one of their albums on the way into work this morning. Which for some reason, then made me think of Trax (or was it Tracks?) music store that we all hit often when I was in college (yes, back when light was recently invented.)
Trax was at Lafayette Road and 38th Street. We (my roommates and I) would often head there to check out new albums, hang out, and get inspired by new music when we just needed to get away from the books and the work and re-energize our creative batteries. It, in essence, was one of my inspirational hot spots in college.
One of my other favorites is (or rather was) bookstores. Nothing like grabbing a cup of Seattle’s Best and a stack of magazines to see what the zeitgeists of business, fashion, art and leadership are and will be. Borders, B&N–I’m a groupie. Check the inspirational hot spot box again.
My question out to the wide universe today is, where will our future inspirational hot spots be? Bookstores are leaving. So are music stores. Everything is “online” now instead. It’s a function rather than a place. I’m running out of inspirational hot spots, dear universe, and I sincerely hope that you can get some other entrepreneurs to dream up the new IHSs for those of us who need to recharge our batteries from time to time. Yes, there are bars and restaurants, but hey, I need to feed my SOUL, not just my bod from time to time.
Where are your IHSs? For you, I wish that they remain. For mine–Trax and a lot of bookstores, are gone. And I sincerely hope they may return one day. So I can get inspired to find new, different, and inspirational.