I almost forgot to blog today! Sometimes when you're busy and don't have a set schedule, you forget what day it is. Needless to say, I didn't have anything prepared. So here is a blog about my favorite muse. (I have three) It was originally published on Author Jessica Frost's blog several months back, and it's one of my favorite pieces.
It took me twenty minutes to pick this photo of Bruce Dickinson. It took me another ten minutes to begin this blog. It’s hard to catch a man’s essence in one picture. I wondered, as sometimes happens, what would Bruce say?
Certainly Bruce wouldn’t flaunt his looks…He doesn’t have much in that department. He isn’t hideous like his band’s mascot ‘Eddie’, but he isn’t GQ material either. His face isn’t why I worship him.
Bruce wouldn’t brag about his long list of accomplishments, but I will. Besides his decades long career as songwriter and vocalist for Iron Maiden, Bruce is a world-ranked fencer, a commercial jet pilot, a radio announcer, a tank collector/enthusiast, and oh yes, he’s also an author.
Bruce is fifty-two and unstoppable. He is a modern day renaissance man, and that makes him muse-worthy.
What would I give for his boundless energy? His unshakable confidence? His thirst for life? Bruce Dickinson has inspired me to bravery.
Writer’s Block? No problem. Take a break to do something else you are passionate about. The answer will come.
When my character has activities or vocations I know nothing about, I dive in like Bruce, learning new things like Kendo and paranormal investigating first-hand.
When I doubt myself and my talents, I plow through like Bruce, knowing I’m good now, and I’ll only get better with time and perseverance.
It’s more important to be talented than gorgeous, but to me Bruce is both. He’s a shining beacon of determination that breeds success, no matter what one sets their mind to.
“If it all happens just like this for the rest of my life, it’s going to be one endless Groundhog Day. I determined that I was not prepared to submit to this regime, so I thought I had to do something about it.”—Bruce Dickinson. (From Brainy Quote)
And that is why Bruce Dickinson will always be my muse.
Photo by: Ross Halfin