Wikipedia tells us that for the Greeks, the Muses were “inspirational goddesses of literature, science and the arts.” How could we do without her? Listening and responding to her has been an inspiration, often a demand and a challenge, and sometimes life threatening. I don’t think I could survive without her, and trust that she’ll be there when I die. Yet survival is not the question. Aren’t we here to risk it all? To make our lives a creative bonfire? I look forward to sharing the journey through poetry and story.