Sunday, November 22, 2009

Muse Inspiration

"[The Muses] are all of one mind, their hearts are set upon song and their spirit is free from care. He is happy whom the Muses love. For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul, yet when the servant of the Muses sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. Such is the holy gift of the Muses to men."
~Hesiod~




 "He is happy whom the Muses love..."  Ever had one of those brilliant flashes of inspiration?  One great idea that suddenly pops in your head?  Or one that takes it's time to blossom, and each petal that opens adds to the whole?  That joy, that happiness is from the Muses.



The Muses were nine lovely Greek ladies who inspired the world.  They grace us with poetry, music, history, astronomy, comedy, tragedy, and dance.  I'm sure every writer, artist, or crafter has known their touch... and the lows that come when that touch is gone.  They can drive us to great heights with inspiration, and drive us mad with too much. 



That is what this blog is named for.  I have been mused, inspired, driven with their touch to the point where I know I must do something but there are too many things to do.  I am bemused.  I am amused.  I am Mused.  This blog is to simplify and start a path to what I want to accomplish. 



This is my inspiration for this week... To find joy in all the art I do.  Though I may have dark thoughts and troubles, I will continue with my craft.  I will find joy in what I create.

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