Friday, August 08, 2008

Conversations with Calliope- Dialogue with My Muse

(Barbary Apes- Gibraltar)
JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. How are you today?
JOE: Doing well thanks. Yesterday turned out to be a busy one.
CALLIOPE: Busy with what?
JOE: Sorting through the remains of my life so far.
CALLIOPE: You sound like your life's over.
JOE: I don't mean it that way. It's just that I have accumulated so much over the years that I no longer need.
CALLIOPE: Such as?
JOE: All my psychology books, tests, papers and old records.
CALLIOPE: How does it feel to let them go?
JOE: Like the end of a chapter in my life. I have been hanging on to them thinking I might some day use what I have accumulated as fodder for my writing.
CALLIOPE: And now?
JOE: Most of what I have stored will never be useful again and is just cluttering my life and living space. I haven't used any of it in years. Plenty happens each day to inspire me in my writing.
CALLIOPE: Aren't you afraid of becoming stagnant in your retirement?
JOE: No. I stay involved with people to some extent and also have access to all the media I can stand. I don't think I will be at a loss for stimulation. If anything my challenge will be to keep it at bay. Talk with you tomorrow.

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