1876 - 1916
If you wait for inspiration, you may never find it. Inspiration sneaks upon you when you are working and catches you by surprise. Inspiration invades your dreams and you wake up with the answer to your problems. When you pretend that inspiration is not important, it dominates your soul.
Consider inspiration as a friend who comes and goes at all hours of the day and night bearing gifts that will delight you. When you open the gifts offered by inspiration, be not frightened by what you find. Cherish the madness that inspiration bestows upon you. Taste the sadness when it leaves you naked and exposed to the elements.
Kneel before the altar of inspiration and pray that you will survive the dangerous journey. Catch fireflies and offer then as a sacrifice to the gods of inspiration. Dance with the goddess of inspiration and steal her beauty. Offer a prayer of thanksgiving for an opportunity to taste of the joy of the gods.