Day Six of Everyday Inspiration course prompt is to describe the space I write.
Where do I write? Right now I’m in the reception area of an office where I will have a meeting.
I always arrive earlier for my appointments because I add extra time for traffic jams, looking for a parking place, etc. In case I am earlier as it so often happens, I will either have something to read or write on my iphone’s notes. If instead, I am using public transport, the same routine will apply.
Last week I had a meeting until 18:45 and still wanted to go to my yoga practice. I used public transport to be in time. What I had not anticipated, was a number of people who had the same idea to take that tram. It was so busy that the conductor had to stop twice to ask people to move forward as there was no space left for people in the rear to enter anymore. Except for those interruptions, I kept writing my blog post during the journey till my destination.
I may also write when out for a walk in the park. If I see a scene that tells me something, I will not wait till I get home but just sit and register my thoughts and ideas which I may continue developing later. The same can happen on the plane, on the train, during a bike ride. I will stop and capture my observations. I may not come back to it right after that but eventually, I will do it at a later time.
If I am home, I will use my laptop and the big screen. I will grab a pot of tea, turn on my favorite playlist on Spotify. Or not, and just enjoy the silence.
I may write non-stop, if I am ‘in-the-zone’, or pause a few times to fiddle with my photos’ library, as while writing I may have thought of a photo that fits that post well. I may also do that because I lost my train of thoughts and editing photos will get me back there.
The most important to me is not where I write, but rather to observe well the world around me and connect it with my own. There is always a scene and a story waiting to be written (like one of those gentlemen in the featured photo), a thought longing to be understood, an emotion crying to be felt, countless experiences wanting to be known and many personal reflections asking to be shared.
And more importantly, there is you, the reader, who knows that what matters is that what I write, connects with you.
That is the place I want to be.
In preparation for Day Fifteen assignment, I would like to ask your ideas for this post. What would like me to write about? I would be grateful for suggestions on the comments section, or, please send me a message via the e-mail that you can find at my contact page. Thank you!