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Follow your Muse



The muse for any creation does not only inspire its conception but is the energizer throughout.


The muse lives in the heart of the creator. Think back to the excitement, the fuel behind your last project. Remember, the arrival of its muse the way you would your first love. You and this love riding down the highway in a red corvette convertible.


There is nothing mellow about your first love. There is nothing mellow about the first sight of your muse. It arrives in a red corvette convertible with the engine revving.


The rev lifts pen to paper or dips brush to paint. With love and gas in the car, you have your muse. There are lines and mark makings the way your first love appears as a person.


The muse directs your moves, all is motion, there is no stopping. You could create forever. Stanzas are becoming real. Images are taking shape. A real person knocks at your door.


Bam. You are at a loss for metaphor, or the palette is muddy. The absence of texting on a Saturday night. You are abandoned by your love. There is a fight, nothing looks good.


Now, you must recall what attracted you from the start, the why. If the muse is in the dark, turn on the headlights. Remember what drove you in the first place, your first love in a red corvette.


Your muse never abandons. You are guided by Greek mythology, by all nine goddesses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Pile them in the back seat of the corvette, rev the engine in honor of the source of your muse.


Now, step out of the car to witness the beautiful creation of your first love hanging out with the goddesses of the arts. See your creation presided over by all nine goddesses.


It is time to make-up with your words or your paint. Apologize, and know your muse will take you as far as you want to go.


The muse asks, “What are your intentions?”

“Are you playing with me?”

Or “Are you committed?”

The integrity of your creation lies in your answer, “Yes, I am committed to this muse.”




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