Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Room With a View

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
                                                                                                                             ~ Scott Adams

I admit it. I’m feisty. I’m a rule breaker. I never ever go against the law or anything like that, but dang, don’t tell me what I can and can not do within my own space. If my husband were to tell me I couldn’t have a dog he would come home to find me with five puppies drooling and peeing on his side of the bed! Luckily, I have a husband that knows to expect anything and everything when he walks in the door. One time he came home and found me caring for an abandoned newborn fawn in our dining room!

Recently I moved the furniture around in our bedroom. We have a large bay window overlooking the great Tucson sunset skies and our pool.
We have a small master bedroom. The room dictates there is only ONE proper wall for a King bed. That wall doesn’t overlook the skies and the sunsets and the pool.
The word proper is not in my vocabulary when it comes to creative expression. I got that thorn up my you-know-what and decided I didn’t care. I moved our bed around. A bed with a view. If you look into my master bedroom it looks pretty cool from the corridor but the furniture is squished up against a fraction of an already fractioned room. But the bed has a view. I love it.
This new love got me thinking. Look out! Lala is cogitating.
Our minds are cluttered. As writers we are constantly scribbling down notes and making first outlines with first drafts and a bazillion edits to follow. We are at our computer monitors alone and for hours if we are to be prolific.
Where in our mind is that room with a view? That place of sanctuary where we feel safe to entertain crazy thoughts and plots? A place where our creativity is instinctive? 
Is there a special space in your thinking? Is there a corner in a private room in your mind that might be open to new visitors of thought? Is there a room with a view that you haven’t recognized, praised and welcomed, even if all the other pieces don’t fit?
We all have a room with a view but we don't always have the key that opens it.

Today I wish you that key!
A Room With a View

1 comment:

  1. D'Ann Linscott-DunhamSeptember 5, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Love this post, Lala. I am a lot like you. Tell me no and see what you get. I have a room with a view, in my head. No one comes in, nor do I want them to!