Urania rubbed her hands across Typist’s head of baby hair. “Soft,” she whispered.
The Muse of Determination watched a kaleidoscope of butterflies, and a lone hummingbird, feast on vibrant flowers. She wanted to write today’s love letter, but was at a loss for an idea. “Calliope? Thalia? Do you have anything?”
“Hmmmm…” Calliope watched a wandering wasp. “I just read a Mary Oliver quote, ‘To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.’”
Thalia took her inspiration from another writer, John Tarrant. “Attention is the most basic form of love,” she quoted.
“Thank you.” Urania smiled. “Nicely done.”
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Gail I've been away and busy here with my book launch. I am so happy to know you are cancer free. All the best with your creative writing here!
Paying attention is not my strong suit. Yes, sometimes I'm attuned to nuances of expressions or body language in others, but often, I'm so driven to the next thing on my to-do list, I miss the obvious. Maybe if I had muses to point out what I'm missing... Are the girls for hire, Gail?