“Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.” — Amy Tan.
M O M E N T S T O R E F L E C T
Ever notice that the more time you devote to resolving an issue the less headway you make on it?
Many times it pays to concentrate on something totally unrelated to what you are trying to solve.
Going fishing, flying a kite or even going for a peaceful walk might inspire your own creative Muse to present you with the insight and solution to your sought after goal.
The Nine Muses of the Greek Mythology were deities that gave artists, philosophers and individuals the necessary inspiration for creation.
Hesiod a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC reveals that they were called Muses or Mouses in Greek.
The Greek word “mosis” refers to the desire and wish. The word museum also comes from the Greek Muses.
The Nine Muses were: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomeni, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope.
All the ancient writers appeal to the Muses at the beginning of their work. Homer asks the Muses both in the Iliad and Odyssey to help him tell the story in the most proper way, and until today the Muses are symbols of inspiration and artistic creation.
Whomever your Muse may be remember that taking time to relax your drive to accomplish something may be the key to receiving the divine intervention you seek from your own personal Muse.