~it’s not just a band
The term muse is defined in several ways, but is most popular with its definition of it being a source of inspiration.
So where do we find these so-called “muses?”
The map to a muse is different to each person. Some people may find inspiration by listening to songs and others may discover passion through playing a sport. Here are some other ways:
A book could be a muse or source of inspiration. The way a writer molds words can sometimes make the reader think in a new light. Who knows? These books might give off some inspiration:
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
If none of these books look interesting, try visiting your local bookstore and ask an employee if they have a section dedicated to inspiration. Or you could even ask them their favorite book.
Pandora Radio— http://www.pandora.com/
This is a personalized radio where the users can start a playlist with a particular artist, genre, song or composer that will find similar music as each song goes.
Gives Me Hope— http://www.givesmehope.com/
This is a website that allows people to share their hopeful and inspirational moments with the world. Ironically, those who post, answer the question, “what gives you hope?”
Publications with articles and images can sometimes bring inspiration. For example, if you are interested in sports, Sports Illustrated (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/), may help. For the fashion lovers, Vogue (http://www.vogue.com/), may have what you need. And for those who are captivated by the entirety of the world, National Geographic (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/), might be a good place to look.
Artists must have some sort of inspiration to create their art, and maybe we viewers can use their creations as a gateway to our own muses. Here are some famous art galleries/museums around the world:
The Lourve in Paris, France— http://www.louvre.fr/en
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York— www.metmuseum.org/
The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia— http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/
If you are not near these, just type in on your search engine (www.google.com, www.bing.com, www.yahoo.com, etc.) something like “local art galleries” and see what pops up.
This site is where people can post, watch, and comment on videos. Some of them are a bit wacky, but everyone gets inspiration differently, right?
The people who you interact with each day could be the driving force for you. Why not give them a call?
You can be the inspiration to whatever you do. Your talents, interests, and morals could be what give you inspiration. Why can’t you be your own muse?
If you read this just because you saw the title “Muse,” I am sorry to disappoint you. As a condolence here is the link to their website, http://muse.mu/.
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