Daily Archives: March 21, 2010

An odd comment

While adding my thoughts to a blog post on age a few days ago I left the following comment:

I am now a paid up member of the natural hi-light club with etched trophies from the school of hard knocks very visible on my face for all the world to see. I hope the inner glow of the thirty something deep in my heart, smiles through my eyes to brighten a day and warm the heart of others about me. Only then will life be worth living.

Where do the words come from?  I sometimes wonder.  There are times when my fingertips do the thinking as well as the typing.

Ramana is known to claim that inspiration comes from his Muse.

Auntie Wikipedia tells me that:

The Muses are goddesses representing different arts and sciences in Greek mythology. They are the daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus.

Most commonly the Muses are:

  • Kalliope (or Calliope), the eldest and wisest, the muse of epic poetry, mother of Orpheus
  • Euterpe, the muse of music and lyric poetry. She loved flute playing, and some even say she invented the double flute. Euterpe had a son named Rhesus, who was killed in the battle at Troy, according to Homer’s Iliad.
  • Klio (also Kleio or Clio), the muse of history
  • Erato, the muse of lyric/love poetry
  • Melpomene, the muse of tragedy
  • Polyhymnia, the muse of sacred poetry (hymn) and geometry
  • Terpsichore, the muse of dance
  • Thalia, the muse of comedy
  • Urania, the muse of astronomy and astrology

The word muse is also sometimes used for a person who inspires somebody else, or any other type of inspiring object. Muse can also be used to describe one’s creative thoughts, such as poetry or a musical composition.

Now if Ramana is surrounded by this band of lovelies at all times, is it any wonder he is so cheerful, full of fun and always smiling!