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The Elusive Muse
by Brenton Tomlinson
According to Dictionary.com v1.1
Muse / noun
1. Classical Mythology
of a number of sister goddesses, originally given as
Aoede (song), Melete (meditation), and Mneme (memory),
but latterly and more commonly as the nine daughters of
Zeus and Mnemosyne who presided over various arts:
Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (lyric
poetry), Euterpe (music), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia
(religious music), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy),
and Urania (astronomy); identified by the Romans with the
b. any goddess presiding over a particular art.
2. (sometimes lowercase) the goddess or power regarded as
inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like.
3. (lowercase) the genius or powers characteristic of a
I am a
new author, struggling to find my voice in a world where
there are many such as I with an urge to write and a
dream to do it full time. I like to think Im a
little different in that I am not naturally creative, I
struggle to find inspiration - I struggle to gain a good
grip on my muse.
I know I need one. I need inspiration just as many
writers do but where to find it.
Being the logical, realistic, boring type of guy I am I
thought I had better come to grips with this lack of an
inspirational spark and research what a muse was and how
to entrap it for all time so I could stroke or squeeze it
Then I came across the above definition on the Internet.
How on earth could I trap a goddess to do my bidding, did
I even believe in the religious deities of the world (the
olden day pantheon type or the more modern counterparts).
Surely not every creative person had their own deity
hidden under their desk. Perhaps they shared. No-one had
offered to share theirs with me. I must be looking in the
Perhaps my nearest and dearest could substitute as my
muse(s). No they just interrupt me when Im trying
to write, it is definitely not easier to pen (type) a
masterpiece when they are around. I love them more than
life itself but couldnt they just leave me alone as
I bang on my keyboard?
A little budda idol or something similar - thats
just silly. The small fast food toy my daughter gave me,
now Im getting desperate.
I continue my research and find the depiction of a woman
(the blue haired beauty above) and I have found my muse.
She lives inside me providing a voice of encouragement
and of stark honest critique. She offers suggestions and
finds that word Im trying to think of that sits on
the tip of my tongue. She was always inside me just as
the muse is always inside all of us. Sometimes she just
needs a physical object to provide a link to that
creative spark, sometimes the muse must be given a name.
For me it had to be a she and I needed to see her. She
has no name and I cannot define her voice but she speaks
to me on a level that no other can. It was her idea to
write this note.
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