“Channeling the Muse” is the name of this essay from Grace Cathedral’s Danya Ruttenberg. It is a short read, and worth the click if you play with the Muses at all, in any form.
There’s a story about Michaelangelo: He was making a tremendous racket in the middle of the night. A disgruntled neighbor rushed into his studio. What on Earth might he be doing at such an ungodly hour? The sculptor looked up from the gigantic block of marble he was straddling, chisel in hand. “There’s an angel trapped in here,” he replied, “and I’m trying to get him out.”