Welcome to Toni Kief’s most recent incarnation. I’ve reached the “of a certain age” part of my life, and so many are afraid to say the numbers. I’ve been busy rejecting the little old lady label, I will admit to the first two adjectives, but that lady term has a lot of social expectations.
As I look back, I notice that I have multiple incarnations and buses and UHauls have often been involved in the changes. When I turned 60 is tried on the mantle of writer. It is one of the best of all. I had no idea that there were books in me, but I was wrong.
Webster defines “The Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts in Greek mythology. They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, lyric songs, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. They were later adopted by the Romans as a part of their pantheon.
In current English usage, “muse” can refer in general to a person who inspires an artist, musician, or writer.
All I can say is if a muse talks to you, follow her suggestions. If she doesn’t speak first invoke her, they like that. To invoke, you simply start, she will join in. it is worth it. Pull up a desk, a chair, an easel, dance floor and don’t let anyone tell you differently. Those a-musing women are always inspirational, and demanding.