The topic of the muse has been on my mind for some time now, so much so, that I even dedicated a fictional piece to this controversial yet elusive figure. It's titled An A-Muse-ing Encounter and you can read all about it here.
People refer to this phenomenon in a variety of ways. It has also been said that the muse inhabits different/various forms. Is it a part of the writer? An external force?
Do ideas just strike you out of nowhere, like a bolt from the blue? Do you have one muse? Many muses? Or one for each type of art form, for example, a writer who paints… would he have two separate muses? Do they have names? Or titles?
Some people engage in meaningful conversations with this muse. Whole conversations, I might add. Are muses metaphorical? Reality? A form of psychosis? An other-worldly creation? A figment of the imagination? An ethereal entity from a different dimension?
What do you think?