Goddesses in the Dust: Kalliope and the Final Push

Unearthing the divine feminine, one archetype at a time...

As one of the nine ancient muses, Kalliope is the inspiration of epic poets and she is always portrayed holding a writing tablet. Now I may not be writing epic poetry, but I am writing a book, and as I head into a June 1st deadline, it sometimes feels like an epic push. 

At a reunion last year, I returned to my high school only to see this neon sign emblazoned on the exterior wall

Somehow, this simple, yet straightforward message speaks to me. When I'm feeling tired or uninspired, I sit down at my desk and begin pounding out the words anyway. Sooner or later, ideas begin to gel when you least  expect them and I file another chapter away. As my former neighbor and late Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov used to say, "I don't wait for the muse to inspire me. I just start writing and hope she will catch up."

Good advice, both Howard and high school. Wish me luck as I zero in on this deadline --- that is, if you can find me behind a mountain of books and papers...

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