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Finding A Muse - A Starbucks Experience

Updated on October 2, 2019
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

One of the most important parts of our creative process is finding a muse whether in writing, painting, singing, etc. My brain is more often stuffed with so many thoughts to write about but with so many distractions around us, I sometimes need to get back to the basics or find a good place when I need to create. That way, I could speak to you about life, observations and experiences.

I’ve been Missing In Action (MIA) for quite a bit. Apology to my fans and readers, there’s no Wi-Fi in the sky. Obviously, I'm on the ground these days and would like to start writing and hubbing again. Alas, there’s a construction going on in the neighborhood but that’s not an excuse. Actually, that’s a good excuse for me to drive to the nearby Starbucks and hopefully create. There, I found my muse…apparently, this source of distraction turned out an inspiration instead. Here goes…


Where do you find your everyday muse?

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To Starbucks I go

Thought it’s a better place

For me to write

Free Wi-Fi, why not?

Busy place, no empty chair (yet)

So, I went around Indigo*

Scanned the books

Read, free- why not?

Finished the book

Forgot my thoughts

What is it again

That I want to write?

Back to Starbucks

I grab my latte’

Spot a chair, Yay!

Now, I write.

Across where I’m seated

A man is staring

Grabbing my attention

While key boarding.

Aha! That stern look

It’s quite intimidating

So, I stood up and get him

Scrutinize his look.

In an hour or so

I got to know him well

He spoke honestly

Views unvarnished.

I think, actually I know so

That we have some things

In common or so it seems

Like passions and devilry.

Perfectionism, obsessions

Artistry and the likes

Instructive and cautionary

He’s full of character.

Alas, I have to let him go

But I’ll see him again

Same spot next time

Why not?

I wish I could take him home

But he’s pretty expensive

And I am broke

So, until then.

If you’d like to know

He’s the ultimate icon

Of inventiveness and imagination

Steve Jobs is the name.

Yes, indeed

I ended up reading his book

Forgot about my writing

But it’s a damn good book!

What are you reading?
What are you reading? | Source

Words to live by...

*Chapters/Indigo Bookstore

A bit about Chapters/Indigo~

Chapters/Indigo is one of my favorite places to hang out. It is a Canadian bookstore where you can sit down and read any books for free. Of course, they are for sale but you can take them any where in the store to read. I’d usually sit by Starbucks, if there’s a spot. Otherwise, I’d simply sit on the floor anywhere in the corner. Trust me, no one will bother you. I don’t really mind as long as I have a good book.

Since the adoption of Starbucks idea inside the bookstore, Chapters/Indigo has become the place to be for everyone simply wanting to chill out and relax. They have a tremendous selection of books, magazines, music, movies and other novelties.

This is where I go when I get bored. Well, I don't usually get bored but this is where I hang out whenever I have the chance. I like the atmosphere here. This is also where I'd unplug myself and drown my face to hundreds of books. Now, you know where to find me.


What is a muse?

A muse is a guiding spirit. It is our source of inspiration. According to the Greek mythology, muses were daughters of Zeus who reigned over arts and science, aiding those who are blessed enough to be touched by their inspirations.

I admit, despite the many wonderful ideas that I have in mind, I still find it quite tough to jot down my thoughts, much more for my creative process to kick in. There are days that I’d sit and stare blank in front of my computer screen. I know in my heart, there is something I need to write not just that simple journalistic gaze but also much more than that. At times, I am perched behind the blinds in my room, reflecting in silence, thoughtfully gazing (again) and wait for the muse to come in only to realize, I am experiencing some writer’s block.

Muse exists in every circumstances of our lives. It's everywhere, if we only know how to connect with it.

Today, may you set out to seek your own muse and find beauty and joy from the simple pleasures in life whether in Starbucks, Chapters Bookstore, your local library or even in your own backyard. Be brave. Write. - CrisSp♥

Copyright@CrisSp~TM/05-2013. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

© 2013 CrisSp


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