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GUEST,jeffp Songreceiving (39) RE: Songreceiving 26 May 05

I understand what you mean, Jerry. Bits and snatches of melody or lyrics often come to me when I'm doing something that allows a part of my mind to go wandering around, picking up pretty bits that it sees, sort of like picking up and examining shells as you walk along the beach. Sometimes you find one that really catches your eye and you put it in your pocket to take home. Sometimes one that seemed pretty at first turns out to be not so interesting on closer examination.

I started a couple of songs a few years ago while I was taking a cigarette break at work. When I quit smoking I worried that the Muse wouldn't be able to find me any more. Now she catches me in the shower (how embarrassing) or when I'm walking up to the store.

The trick is to be receptive to your Muse or she'll quit coming to you.

Hope some of this makes sense.


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