The muse ~ what a concept ~ what a phenomena! Creativity is inspired by ~ a muse. Amusing concept. Bemusing phenomena. Well, you have to tap into something other than an empty barrel. So Greek Mythology did. Thus we have the muses ~ a god’s nine daughters ~ or any somewhat special woman ~ or man ~ or entity ~ to inspire creativity.
Once upon a time, I spent some time at a Christian mission. While residing there, I found work. Eventually I left the mission, rented a trailer & continued to work. As soon as I moved into the trailer, I got good & drunk, sobered up, and began to write. I couldn’t write at the mission. The place stifled my creativity. The job was a block away & I worked it & in the trailer I wrote. And what did my muse inspire me to write?
Porno of course. That’s what it turned into. You can call it erotica. But it was porno, pure & simple. I decided this wouldn’t do. So what kind of solution did I come up with? And was the solution really mine? Or was it ~ a muse’s?
Well, the muse for this particular writing project, it figgers after living at a mission, turned out to be ~ the Holy Ghost. Three years later an endless narrative rhyme, Deep Desert Blues, was completed ~ incidentally, one week before my mother died.
So go ahead & pick your muse. Or let a muse pick you. Then live with it & be ~ creative!