Hi this is Liz.
Hi Liz, it’s Amanda Stuermer. Thank you for taking this time to muse with me.
Liz: I am sorry it is so short. We’ll do what we can.
Amanda: Yes, it does feel a little bit like a speed date.
Liz: Ha, that’s cute.
Amanda: Several people think I am interviewing Melissa Gilbert today. I wish I had a Little House on the Prairie questions for you! We’ll stick with Liz Gilbert. Let’s start with our speed date questions. What two words best describe you?
Liz: Stubborn and high strung.
Amanda: What trait do you most cherish in yourself?
Amanda: What trait do you most cherish in others?
Q: What exactly is a Muse?
A: According to Webster’s, muse is either a source of inspiration or thinking or saying something in a meaningful way. I usually think of a muse as a noun, as someone who inspires us in a meaningful way, but lately I have been much more intrigued by muse as a verb. I believe when we muse on something – an issue, an idea – we allow ourself to ask questions. I believe answers only come when we are brave enough to ask the tough questions. We are at a point in human history where we have some big questions to ask. That leads me back Muse as a noun; we need people who can inspire us to ask the big questions. Muses inspire us to muse.