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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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December 26, 2019

Lurking somewhere between midnight and dawn is the "witching hour." Some say it lives between 3-4 am; however, my Witching Hour hovers timelessly in the murky channel betwixt yesterday and tomorrow.

As a child in my room, I'd find myself awakened by the mysterious energ...

September 5, 2019

Caspar David Friedrich was an early nineteenth century artist known for his landscapes. He became an icon of the German romantic movement at a time when art generally reflected a disdain for materialism and reached for a deeper meaning beyond the obvious. For Friedrich...

July 3, 2019

Online tests and quizzes are hit or miss.  This one is a hit and nailed my creative style. Discover yours.

June 30, 2019

A vintage dance video reminded me of a friend today. She is an artist and a dancer, so I shared it with her on social media. We have known each other a long time and discovered along the way that we share a similar core beliefs system and creative yearnings. After the...

June 3, 2019

Any old flower can blend in and be celebrated as part of a bouquet. It is a special flower, indeed, that grows under harsh conditions, alone, and bare for all to see as an individual. That is courage.

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...

April 11, 2018

It is the muses

who have caused me

to be honored:

they taught me their craft.


Painting by Charles Mengin, 1877  Sappho

Sappho was an ancient Greek lyric poet whose works were to be accompanied by lyre.  Although she was a prolific poet, most of her work has been lost...

March 5, 2018

Come Muse, O Muse, so often scorned by me,
The hope of sorrow and the balm of care,--
Give to me speech and song, that I may be
Unchid by grief; grant me such graces rare
As other ministering souls may never see
Who boast thy laurel, and thy myrtle wear.
I know no joy...

January 30, 2018

Paracelsus, also known as Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, was a German-Swiss physician and chemist born in 1493. 

At age 14, he traveled Europe on his educational quest, but was disappointed in the quality of education he found.but was disa...

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...

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