Friday, August 19, 2011

Creativity and My Elusive Muse

© Joy Prescott |
It's 1:04 AM. 0104 hours if you want to use military time.

Most people are sleeping.

My whole family is.

I should be, too.  But my creativity is alive and kicking right now.

I need to be up early.


Because that's how the world functions.  You know: "The early bird gets the worm." or "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."  And in order to be productive, I should go to bed at night and get up early in the morning and like it.

But, see....the thing is...I DON'T.

I've tried, many times in fact, to function on a "normal" schedule.  And I thought certain things would force the change.  But, alas, it has not.

And nights like tonight-when my creative mind is bursting with thoughts and ideas, I feel really frustrated.  I think "Damn you muse! Why are you bothering me now?"

And then I smile.  Because no one is awake to judge me.  My phone isn't going to ring.  And my kids do not need to be fed.  Yeah, I might be tired tomorrow, but right now is ALL MINE.

© Jinyoung Lee |

The crickets are chirping.  The moon is high in the sky.

And I need to write.

So, what could be wrong with that?

Nothing, I say.  Nothing at all.

So, good night world.  My muse and I have some creating to do!

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