Thursday, March 6, 2014

65/365 A Muse

"A Few Notes On My Muse"

I am terrible at answering those questions like, Who is your favorite author?, If you could sit down with one famous person, who would it be?, etc.  My family will tell you that I have a hard time making decisions, and that is true, but I don't think that is what makes these questions difficult for me.  I find the world fascinating.  I learn things from every person I meet, every experience I have (both good and bad), every place I go, every task I undertake.  I am often surprised by the profound experiences that I have in what would seem to be mundane places and circumstances.  So to name just one of anything just seems impossible and, well,  unnecessary.  All that to say that I could not name A muse.

This task was further complicated when I received today's CY365 email about the prompt.  It asked us to make a shout out to the one in the community who most inspires us most.  Wow!  That is kind of like naming your favorite child.  Every day I share my life with this group and they share theirs with me.  The photos and their accompanying stories are not always happy.  Through such sharing, a bond grows.  Though most of us have never met one another, I feel like some of these people are old friends.  As I said to one of them tonight, that seems both cool and strange at the same time.

Everyone who shares in the CY365 gallery has inspired me in some way at one time or another.  I can't name just one person.  

As I thought about my photo for the day, the prompt screamed "abstract photo" to me.  

I began with music because that has always been such a constant in my life.  It is not important only because that is what I do, but because with it came the teaching of so many life lessons:  the importance of discipline, the skills necessary to work in a group, the value of community, how to accept disappointment, what it feels like to make yourself vulnerable to the world...and the list goes on.  I also felt like I needed to include light and dark for life revolves around both.  The blips and bubbles both magnify and obscure details of my world. I think there are also many things yet unseen in this image.  Knowing that mystery abounds is what keeps creativity and inspiration alive.

All that said, I still don't think that I have identified my muse.