Notes of petulance sounded as Thalia smeared graphite with a blending stump. “One returned envelope! Tomorrow marks toooooooooo weeks!” Back and forth, back and forth she scrubbed.
Calliope set her featherlight hand on Tal’s knee. “Soft, circular motions… so the lines are not visible.”
Nią drummed her fingers on the table. “We did our best. Our call-to-collaborate invitations were — filled with care, attention, consideration —” She swallowed a lump in her throat. “We did? Do our best?”
Cal nodded. “We did... and we enjoyed the doing. Do you recall the three guiding words we chose to lead us in 2023?”
“Fearless.” Tal’s vigorous hand circles threatened to tear the page.
“Flourish.” Frustration flooded Urania’s features.
“And…” Cal breathed serenity into the room, “… Faith. Either our patience is being tested… or the invitations were simply a learning experience. If more responses are meant to come… they will. Right now our latitude lies…”
“— in writing,” said Nia.
“— and drawing!” added Thalia.
“… our stories for the book.”
Gratification comes in the doing not in the results.
~ James Dean
“Gratification comes in the doing not in the results.”
Here’s a thought... One reply means others are coming... Perhaps the one “early” replier might be leveraged to inspire others to embrace their inner procrastinator?
And, remember, life is busy!
Did your packets have a “deadline?”
If not, perhaps, then, this is an opportunity to create just a simple little reminder note as a second point of connection to those you’re excited about receiving replies from.
I think I would personally shamelessly use the muses and explain that they don’t have the same level of patience that you do and they can’t wait to get on with their project...😉
Just thinking out loud... 😊🤔😊
“Everything I let go of seems to have my fingernail scratches all over it!”
I’ve heard it said, “Our responsibility is to do the needed work. Then turn the outcome over to the Universe/Spirit/God.”
Tom Petty sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.”
From anonymous philosophers to rock stars, their wisdom doesn’t prevent me from appreciating The Muses’ impatience.
Living out loud takes courage and honesty. Commodities abundant in the studio... and in the occupants’ hearts. 🤗