Muser – A person who muses (in various senses); a person engaged in or given to thought or meditation.
Musing -a spell of thoughtfulness or reflection; a meditation; (also) a written reflection, thought, idea,
Muse – Each of the nine goddesses regarded as presiding over and inspiring learning and the arts, esp. poetry and music.
It is official, I am a muser. This afternoon, it is a cool cloudy day and I am musing that I want an ever-present muse. It is not that I don’t have one, but she comes and goes. Maybe what I will do what Thoreau did as described in I to Myself.
“I must attend to my diet; I must get up earlier and take a morning walk. I must have done with luxuries and devote myself to my my muse.”
Thank you Thomas Moore for including this quote in A Religion of Our Own.
Quotes on musers from The Oxford English Dictionary
1677 T. Gale Court of Gentiles: Pt. IV iv. 87 Was it not a great Saying..The greatest Musers are the best Artists?
1755 Johnson Dict. Eng. Lang., Muser,..one who muses; one apt to be absent of mind.
1814 Scott Waverley I. iv. 40 That internal sorcery, by which past or imaginary events are presented in action, as it were, to the eye of the muser.
1828 J. Sterling Ess. & Tales (1848) II. 75 No sound of tumult or of fear Rouses the muser’s lazy ear.
1887 J. L. Stevenson House Beautiful in Underwoods 10 Oft [shall] the morning muser see Larks rising from the broomy lea.
1991 Times Educ. Suppl. 4 Jan. 35/2 The students are a nice contrast—one a talker gaining in confidence and excitement and the other a muser you can hear thinking.