This is my muse...
It is not the memory of some long forgotten teacher
It is not an inspirational mentor I once had
It is mearly a ring
But, oh, what a ring!
It was dug out of the ground by my husband and given to me
It is about 1,800 years old
And I give it many different stories...
Maybe it was made by a jeweler, way back when, who was trying to find the perfect gift to give his betrothed. She wore it everyday after for the rest of their lives.
Maybe is was used as part of a dowry needed for the hand of some lovely girl at the hand of a less fortunate tradesman.
Maybe it was used as a bribe to keep some sinful secret hush hush
Maybe it was given to a daughter as a loving gift from a father
who had made it with his own two hands
I have an endless pool of ideas on this ring
All I know is when I wear it, I am wearing the same ring
that was in the hands of the jeweler who made it eons ago
and I feel a sense of historical comraderie
It gives me ideas when they arent always there.
It reminds me of why I love doing what I do
It makes me smile when I am frustrated
It helps me accomplish what can sometimes seem impossible
And that it the best you can ask from a muse