A long-lost, newly-found friend (http://www.octamom.com/) asked on her blogger today "What is your muse?" What inspires you to write about a certain something? Many of the comments she received were inclusive of family, jobs, schooling, etc. My muses are the same, I suppose. I am pretty new to this blogging thing and sometimes the words come flowing out, but most of the time - it's a big blank wall. Maybe reading about others' muses and listing some of my own will help the creative juices flow.
My daughters are probably my biggest muse. They are always good for a story or two, especially the littlest one, A. You forget how the world looks to a toddler once they outgrow that stage. We are being reminded of how simple life really is....eat, sleep, play and pray with a few things in between that you may or may not like. Such as take medicine, go shopping (GASP! How did I end up with not one but two who would rather not shop?), wear clothes when a diaper is sufficient for most days, things like that. Our little A is an amazing reminder of what T, L, and R were like at that age.
My animals are a muse to me too. They are the subject of just as many stories as the girls. Some day I will blog about them.
Another muse is God's creations - the flowers, the sunsets, the trees. (I have a story in mind about a couple of trees, but just haven't gotten it quite right yet.) His creation of my children, my husband, my parents, my family. One question we ask A all the time is "Do you know why you're here?" She always answers "Yes!" but never tells us. Maybe that's another muse..........Why are you here? What is God's purpose for your life?
Speaking of God's purpose for your life, another friend's blog/job/foundation http://www.hugaway.org/ is her one of her purposes and another muse. I have known this woman for 20 years and have seen what the power of God can do. Some day, maybe I'll ask her permission to write about some of it.
So, I guess I can no longer say that I have nothing to write about. I have lots to write about and lots of people to meet through this blogging adventure. And so it begins..............