I am a proud and loyal Hoosier (someone who lives in Indiana). I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. I love it, love it, love it. I've gone on and on about the awesomeness of my hometown on here before (see here).
But now, it is May. May 2011.
The 100th Anniversary of The Greatest Specticle in Racing...The Indianapolis 500!
This city knows how to celebrate May. I just tried typing out all the events, but I couldn't. I can never remember them all and a mere listing does not do them justice. There are celebrations, parties, athletic events, fashion shows, awards dinners, festivals, autograph sessions, exhibitions, photo ops, a parade, practice sessions, qualifications, and on and on and on. Anyone who has ever attended the actual race has been astounded by the scale, the traditions, and the whole experience.
So today, for a little writing motivation, I invite you to think of a major event. Maybe it is something in your personal life. Perhaps something the whole world remembers. But pick one, and write. Sometimes you'll find a smaller story within a huge one that will spark your interest. I see hundreds of them each May in Indianapolis.