Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Thousand (un)Common Muses

-- Adrienne Miller



Walking down a street in a far off place, there’s a tickle in the back of my head. My curiosity get the better of me. I look through the garden gate and there she is, pulling me closer to my story.

She’s in the signs hanging off the buildings.




The food I buy along the waterfront.




She shows up everywhere. In the words and faces of friends.




Of family.







She shows up in ways mundane.


And mystical.


She’s everywhere.


In the lush.




And in the stark.




There are stories all around, bits and pieces of them hiding in plain sight all through the world. There are a thousand muses in every moment of the day.



6 comments:

Juliet Blackwell said...

Beautiful, Adrienne! thanks for starting my day off with a smile. Love these photos...and love the idea of a thousand muses in every moment.

Sophie Littlefield said...

What J said....beautiful thoughts, and put me in the right place to be receptive today. thank you A!

Lisa Hughey said...

Once again, you stagger me :) we'll miss you today!! (in the words of my mousepad from BarterBooks.co.uk: Keep Calm and Carry On)

Tom Neely said...

Well said my dear. It looks we could all stand to open our eyes a little wider and take in the entirety of what's around us. and be inspired by it, no matter what it is.

Martha Flynn said...

Open eyes...open ears...you are so good!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures and how wonderful of you to absorb all that life is offering.

Slow down to smell the muses. :-)