Let me start by saying thank you for haunting my brain. I would like to take this time to apologize to you for several things. The first being the many times that you have whispered sweet somethings into my ear and I just let them float away. I really regret doing that and I offer you my most sincere apologies. I would also like to say I’m sorry for all the times I have NOT thanked you for the infinite wisdom that you have chosen to bestow upon me. Thank you Muse, you know, for the infinite wisdom.
Muse, I would like you to know that I treasure you. I am currently taking steps to document all the wonders that you surround me with. I respect your methods, but you have not made it easy Muse. I receive most of your messages at inopportune times; in the shower, while I’m doing the dishes, while I’m driving, when I’m elbows deep in mayo (don’t ask). So to remedy the situation, I plan on having a Dictaphone available to record messages I receive in the shower and while I’m driving. I imagine I should be a lot like Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks, and I think I’ll even call my devise Dianne. Now I shall not miss an opportunity to catch the ideas that you cast into my rivers like fish. Waste not, want not.
I would now like to take a moment to apologize to you for the several week dry spell in which I did not write or draw a thing for you. I had an accident walking the dog which resulted in a dislocated knee cap, a torn meniscus, a severe allergic reaction and blood clots in my leg. I was on bed rest for nearly two months and had a spell of dark depression and a near death experience. During the two weeks in which I was bed bound waiting for surgery I was determined to use the time to my advantage and during this time I wrote a song for our band The Little Black Bottles and six chapters to novel I am currently working on. It’s true I did all of this writing under the influence of pain meds, I have yet to go back and read the chapters I had written during this time, should be interesting. That song came out pretty good though. The weeks following the surgery, I neglected my writing and for that Muse, I am truly sorry.
I am happy now to report that I am fast on the mend and things are slowly but surely getting back to normal. I have a few issues to deal with at home; my office had been turned into a guest room to accommodate friends and family that had stayed with us to help me. Thank you to Buffy, Cara and Eric for their assistance, I couldn’t have gotten well without you.
Muse, I honor you. Thank you so much for inspiring me to create such wonderful things. Starting Monday, I shall once again devote my free time to creating your characters, building your worlds and writing your stories. I am ready to absorb, filter and create your wonders.
I treasure you, I respect you. I honor you and pledge my service to you. Please allow me to do your amazing, fantastical, creative bidding.
Let’s concur the world and create some new ones.
Your loyal Minion,