I agree with the article you linked. My wife of 20 years and counting has been the inspiration for nearly all my poetry, and certainly my love poetry… But I also agree with the classical Greek/Roman idea of the muse:
Genius spirits and the mystery of creative inspiration
Anna Faherty is a writer and lecturer who collaborates with museums on an eclectic range of exhibition, digital and…
I suspect both are working at once and together in the lives of creative people. We live in a time when nobody believes in spirits, but every artist knows that creativity is a deep mystery. Spouses and spirits — what a lucky thing it is to be a writer/artist/creator. The creative life is never dull, that’s for sure!