Searching for a Muse
I have always wanted a muse. I asked a couple of people that I thought might be likely candidates for the position and every one of them turned me down. I was surprised — who wouldn’t jump at the chance to be my muse?! Years ago an elderly woman in Mexico sold me a little hand stitched doll that sits next to me in the place where I write stuff and she’s the closest I have to a muse around here. “The Muse” was actually the title of a pretty funny movie with Sharon Stone and Albert Brooks. The lead character was extremely demanding as a muse and a screenwriter paid a lot of money to have her inspire him — she ended up instead, helping his wife create a very successful business. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Sharon Stone muse/character in my life so for now it’s my little doll — or I can try and enlist my cat, I guess. She often sits next to me and maybe I can get her to take on the role. She could be my “mews”.