Someone asked me, ” Why do you call yourself, MuseFaery?”
Well, I was and still am mesmerised by the magical land of faeries and elves. Goblins, dwarfs, witches, and wizards followed closely behind. These faeries are the diminutive mythical beings in English folklore, in Greek mythology, in Shakespearean plays, and many more.
Muse refers to a person who values knowledge and the arts, a source for artistic inspiration. In Greek mythology it refers to the nine muses/goddesses of creative endeavours. I remember receiving the title, An Illustrated Greek Mythology, as a book prize while in secondary school, and it has piqued my interest since.
Faery is the archaic or literary word for Fairy. This old spelling resonates with me as I am a faery enthusiast, and I love Old English poetry and literature. I recall the time when we enacted William Shakepeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with yours truly as Titania, the faery queen. It was indeed a magical moment!
The world of enchantment, the world of faery magic, stimulates my imagination. To quote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
“Faeries are the inner nature of the land, and a reflection of the inner nature of our soul” –Brian Froud, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries.
Ciao for now!