Not just another dog…
“If a writer has a block,” said Calliope, “it’s usually because she doesn’t believe in what she’s writing.”
“Is this about the t-shirts?” asked Thalia. “We’ve been arm wrestling each other since Typist hit publish on yesterday’s love letter. To t-shirt or not to t-shirt… That is the question.” The Muse of Wit forced her features into a portrait of calm. “It’s just a casual piece of clothing ladies… Why are we over-thinking it?!” Her voice rose and storm clouds rolled in. “It’s for fun!” she shouted.
“Still waters run deep. And, as Lee Thayer said, ‘Most people launch into things with the shallowest understanding — they don’t read the instructions. We need the understanding. Measure twice, cut once. Thoroughly equipped — mentally and emotionally — before put to the test.’” Urania set down Typist’s handwritten notes from Thayer’s book Thinking, Being, Doing.
Thalia’s face flushed crimson. “I repeat… It’s a T-SHIRT! She isn’t carving our faces into a mountainside.”
“Actually,” Cal said, “It’s more than a t-shirt. It’s another step toward leadership… and responsibility.” The Muse of Harmony nibbled at her bottom lip. “What if people wear the shirts and more people find out about us?”
Urania sat up straight in her chair. “We’re not afraid of being seen. We’re afraid of being mistaken for something we’re not. We’re nobody’s guru… and we don’t have the answers to life’s grand mysteries. We’re thoughtful, contradictory, and… generally respectful of each other.” She tossed a grin at Thalia whose coloring had returned to its normal shade of freckled alabaster. “We simply want to be a bridge to possibility, wonder, and joy. We want to unite rather than divide.”
“That is our passion,” said Cal. “And if t-shirts will help us along, then I think we should pursue them.”
Words from Typist:
Let me tell you… the muses and I have had an intense 24 hours.
Arm wrestling? More like mud wrestling. Everybody is cleaned up now.
Fear or love… That is the incredibly
We choose love.
Thank you 3mm family for being thoughtful, contradictory, and respectful with us.