This creates a dilemma, because I find all of the sounds and smells of cafes and coffeehouses very inspirational for writing.
I would love to carve out a couple of hours each day in which to sit in a funky little coffee shop and write my heart out.
But, since I don’t drink coffee and I don’t like tea and my gluten-free, sugar-free, flour-free, corn-free diet prevents me from indulging in confections . . . well, you get the point no doubt: I can’t pay my way for java house writing.
So to preserve the atmosphere of conversation and creativity; to capture the wild musings of our minds; to provide a free space for sensory experience, I’ve created a virtual coffee shop.
Now, if we imagine the sounds in the background, perhaps the Mocha Muse can be used as a place to break routine, loosen up some latent stories, roust memories, stir emotions, animate dreams . . . and give birth to whatever is percolating within the soul.
- Enjoy my personal reflections on muse-inspired, random days.
- Browse through the artwork hanging on the walls (click on Beadery and Cartoonery tabs).
- Curl up on the sofa and read Mocha Muse’s own newspaper, The Grind, on aimless, arbitrary, and accidentally-whimsical Monday mornings. (Which means we go to press when the waitress is in the mood!)
P.S. If you’re having trouble summoning up background sounds, try this ambient enhancer. Let the noise machine transport and deposit you into the heart of coffee shop culture. Maybe to your favorite seat next to the window – or – to that special booth that curls like a comma in the corner . . . !