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For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul,  yet when... the The Muse sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles.


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October 4, 2018

Many geniuses take only partial credit for their ideas.  

Poet John Keats wrote "by chance or magic--to be, as it were, something given to me."  

Most humans have a limited amount of control over the entire psyche.  The conscious mind is but a small slice of what is avai...

March 18, 2018

"I don't know, it's hard to define. Magic comes through you, you don't own it. The muse was hanging around, and I'm grateful."  ~John Densmore

Resident mockery
Give us an hour for magic
We of the purple glove
We of the starling light and velvet hour
We of the arabic ple...

March 17, 2018

 I also gave this message to Ansel Adams.

March 14, 2018

February 7, 2018

Is anything ever really original?  In the early 1940s, "You'll Never Know" became a smash hit song, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its writers Harry Warren and Mack Jacobs.  It's well known in Hollywood circles, however, that both the melody and th...

February 7, 2018

This month we will discuss what is, perhaps, the most potent of inspirational topics--romance.  We'll discuss love, the quest for it, as well as heartbreak, because where one goes the other typically follows.  All have created some of history's most famous works of art...

January 26, 2018

A great song, poem, painting, movie, etc., conveys a feeling that transcends time.  Even though the inspiration could be based on current events, a work of lasting importance will strike a nerve years later, or evoke feelings in people for different reasons.

Create a pi...

January 22, 2018

Gregg Allman confessed that songs sometimes came to him in a flash, almost in their entirety.  "Midnight Rider" was an example. Legend is that he wrote the song in about an hour in a cabin in Macon, Georgia, which was leased for the purpose of isolation for songwriting...

January 13, 2018

Evan Carmichael's youtube videos feature various artists discussing their work and creativity.  He edits excerpts from interviews into ten bullet points to make a series that is well worth watching.  I find that artists revel in sharing their inspiration and processes,...

January 12, 2018

She will fly if held too lightly,

She will die if held too tightly,

Lightly, tightly, how do I know

Whether I'm hold or letting her go?  ~Based on Oscar Wilde

How does one attract The Muse?  She is always there, yet prefers a shadowy cloak.  As a great Source, she carries...

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