Jane Flanagan
December 13, 2009 at 6:38 pm

I adored this movie. I’m always on the fence about the concept of a muse.
On one hand, it can seem really misogynistic and objectifying.
On the other, how nice it would be to inspire profound creative expression!

Silent Storyteller
December 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Yes I agree.. but in the broader definition it is reffered to as…a guiding spirit and a source of inspiration…I wonder if one can have several muses…and not exclusively female…or… imaginary muse is just as valid….. I think…still musing on muses..; )

January 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm

… and need it be limited to women? i’ve met a few just simply lovely male muses in my lifetime … unforgettable.

Silent Storyteller
January 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Holly I couldn’t agree more with you,and this was probably the intention of this post initially…
I’m glad you share my opinion that it shouldn’t be a definition limited to refer to someone of female gender.
If I have ever had, or have, a muse or muses they have always been male..even if I’m a womenswear clothing designer…it is about intellectual inspiration not about’sexual’ preference…

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