• T.S. Eliot

    The Unlikely Muse: How T. S. Elliot Found Inspiration in Coffee Spoons

    A lot of people think that the genius poet and playwright T. S. Elliot was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but it was actually more like a coffee spoon. For T. S. Eliot, it was his favorite spoon—it was small and brown and had a nice heft to it—that gave him the idea to write The Waste Land in 1921, which revolutionized poetry as we know it today. Sometimes, even after you’ve given yourself permission to be creative and pursue your passion as a career—and accepted that it takes hard work and discipline—it can still be hard to go from day-to-day with much purpose or inspiration. You…