This is it...
“Told you the balloons would come in handy.” Thalia’s cheeks pinked. She adjusted her posture and grew an inch. “It looks like we’re lifting off of the ground.”
“We don’t need helium to fly.” Urania looked skyward. “We’re muses…”
“Hmmm…” Calliope offered a discerning eye. “The balloons are a nice touch Thalia. They add a celebratory feel. I wonder though, for the t-shirt, what if we leave them out?”
Thalia swished her lips to the left and bit her lower lip. “Okay…” She held her power posture and looked to the future. “When I make my own t-shirt… I can hold balloons if I want to?”
“Of course!” Cal and Nia nodded.
Words from Typist:
I keep a manilla folder with morphing muses. The trio started as little girls. Next we tried not-well-drawn realistic faces in which they looked like cave women. There was a stint with color stained faces and birds in their hair. They’ve been to the movies, climbed trees, and even shown up in pajamas outside of a running shower.
After this week’s dedicated practice, I feel we’ve reached a sweet spot. I can consistently draw their visual representations — hair, faces, pointillist dresses. They are enough, but not too much.
Perfect is a trap I’ll side-step with an awareness that the muses will continue to shape shift and grow… just like us!
What we’re taking great joy in is our resilience.
Take that “C”!
We will not be derailed.
Write (draw? create?) relentlessly, until you find your voice. Then, use it.
And a stolen/edited quote from Rich Lewis…
Use your free time to build the life you want, not to escape the life you have.