Me: Hello, is this my muse?
Muse: Who is this? And how did you get this number?
Me: It’s me, Diana, you know, the artist and lazy part-time blogger.
Muse: You’re going to have to be more specific. There’s a lot of you. Have you heard of the Internet?
Me: Sure. How do you think I got your number? I’m the one from Energize Your Creativity.
Muse: Oh, it’s you. What do you want?
Me: Some splendid ideas for starters. I’m a little short in the idea department.
Muse: What are you working on?
Me: Oh, I’m in between projects right now. I’m waiting for inspiration to strike. Isn’t that where you come in?
Muse: OK, invent something that will help me screen my calls.
Me: That’s already been invented. It’s called, caller ID.
Muse: Marvelous, where do I get it?
Me: If I tell you are you going to block me?
Muse: No, it’s against the Muse Code of Ethics. Now I really must go. Taylor Swift just blew through another relationship and is about to pick up a pen.
Me: You’re Taylor Swift’s Muse? I have the same Muse as Taylor Swift?
Muse: You have the same muse as a lot of people. Muses have an eternal abundance of ideas, inspiration, and creativity to share with a world of people. I have a very busy schedule. Why give out great ideas to people who don’t do anything with them? It’s just more rewarding to deliver inspiration up to someone who is part-way there. If you don’t show up, then why should I?
Me: I dunno. I just know you’re hard to get in touch with sometime.
Muse: Wait until I get that caller ID.
Me: Hey! A dial tone is not inspirational!
Well you heard it here. You gotta meet you muse part-way, even if it's just a tiny step. I guess I better start stepping up.
Cheering You Artfully On,