Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Have you seen my Muse?

Incredible but true. I have been waiting for 3 decades for my muse to call me. Waiting for that bolt of inspiration to strike and unleash this well of creativity, I was sure, lying dormant in me.

All those restless hours of snuggling on my very comfortable couch laughing at Lucy and Ethel concocting ridiculous plans to entertain the world on CBS; all those fine sunny days of choosing to wait at home with a gallon of ice cream to bide my time over spending a sweaty hour at the Gym; all along waiting patiently for my muse.

Three decades, my friends, and not a peek, knock or a whistle from my muse. Today I woke up and decided to stop kidding myself. No muse is calling me and that is that. I have been growing old and dusty waiting for that elusive inspiration.

Au Revoir, Muse! I have got a lot of things to say even without your help and you bet, I am going to say it. The realization takes a load off my shoulders. It is not on me if I cannot write profound poetry or sublime essays or revered literary criticisms. Can you hold me accountable for the pale mediocrity of my writings, using the term very loosely? No, indeed not. My buddy Mr. Muse, as you all know, has deserted me and left me with no choice really.

With no pressure to create any masterpieces, I start my baby steps today to embark on a journey that, I hope, will take me on a road with many interesting twists and turns.

Here is to hoping that my little well never runs dry!

-Meena Sankaran

16 comments:

Sreelatha said...

Finally you did it ...go girl go... I'm on your side, wonderfully written! You don't need any Muse you need only to write! I'm glad i have a companion! Good luck! Keep penning/keying perennially!

நாகு (Nagu) said...

Did you say moose!!?? :-)

Good luck and looking forward to your posts.

Meena Sankaran said...

Thank you, Latha and Nagu, for the encouraging words. You haven't heard the last from me. :-)

Saraswathi said...

Awesome di Meena. Your thoughts are worth a million. I appreciate the initiative. Let the odyssey continue.

jeyashrisuresh said...

so nicely written. expecting many more posts from u. krrp writing.

Sriram V Iyer said...

Meena.. Kalakkara! Keep writing! Looking forward to your posts!

Un English romba advanced'aa irukku - Enna maathiri aalungalum padippanga'nnu gyabagam vaichikko.

Meenakshi Sankaran said...

Thank you Jeyashree, Sriram and Krithika for stopping by and for the encouragement.


Sagalakala vallavan Sriram,

"Un English romba advanced'aa irukku - Enna maathiri aalungalum padippanga'nnu gyabagam vaichikko."

idhu romba adhigamaa theriyala?

Thanks again, everyone.

vidhoo said...

superb di Meena...kalakkara po..Sriram sollara maadhiri unlanguage romba advanced aa irukku. keep writing and inspiring. 3 cheers to you.

Meenakshi Sankaran said...

Good to hear from you Vidya. Your encouragement means a lot to me. My love to you.

jeyashrisuresh said...

meena well said. sriram too much

Shaan said...

Way to go Meena! I am awestruck by your command of the language! Erma would be running for cover if she knew!

Ravi said...

Very a'muse'ing Meena - keep them coming. Loving it..Ravi

Meenakshi Sankaran said...

Though I take it as a high compliment to be compared with Erma, for I adore her, I can't touch her with a ten foot pole. Thanks, Prashanthi, for your visit. Hope to see you back here soon. :-)

Meenakshi Sankaran said...

I am glad you found the post a'muse'ing, Ravi. :-)

I loved writing it myself.

Hari said...

Very rich use of language Meena aunty!

I can't write anything like this:)

Meenakshi Sankaran said...

Is that the Spelling bee champion talking? If you put your mind to it, you can write way better than what I write. I am sure of it. But thank you for your encouraging words, Hari.