Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The three muses

Allegory of my return to work... not for the weak of heart




The woman crashed out on the bench is my power of speech. She's in a coma, most likely drug induced, and whenever she does wake up for a brief moment, she's far from lucid.

The woman with her head buried in her knees is the speller in me. She refuses to reason. Refuses to work. Refuses to remember anything. Delusion and confusion are her mottos.

The woman sprawled on the bottom step is the supposed writer. She really needs a Red Bull. Or something stronger. Nothing makes sense to her. Not even the ads in her local newspaper.

11 comments:

soccer mom in denial said...

Yup. I feel like all of them at once some days. Many. Most?

Rebecca said...

oh no. your muses are being very wicked and lazy.

Jennifer said...

Haha. That was cute. That's how I've been feeling lately, too. Which is why I took another week off! Hopefully it will all come back to you.

anno said...

Yikes! This is a scarily familiar scene around here.

For sleeping beauties, isn't a kiss from a handsome prince the usual antidote?

Cate said...

You are so silly! The woman with her head between her knees is me hiding from my kids when they get too whiny at least a couple of times a day. Thankfully nursery school starts up again in 5 days :)

jen said...

i am the one w/ her head on her knees too but for entirely different reasons.

Fourier Analyst said...

What a fantastic metaphorical picture for so many of us Moms. At least you can demonstrate that you can still be creative and inciteful despite all else...

Jen said...

I wonder if part of it is having the dual language thing catching up to you... from what I remember with our exchange students, they hit some kinnd of major language block 2 or 3 months into the exchange. Everything was going swimmingly, and then, suddenly, it isn't.

cathouse teri said...

Love it!

Karenkool said...

Hahahah! *snort* hahaha.

seventh sister said...

Great analogy.