‘To describe myself in a scientific way, I must also describe my surroundings, which is a clumsy way of getting around to the realization that you are the entire universe.’ – Alan Watts –
We all have our little secluded spaces within ourselves that we withdraw to when we want to write. For some it is a completely internal hide away, a wonderful barrier that they are able to put up to block out all sounds and people. I have never been great at doing that unless I am in a coffee shop. For me the coffee shop is the best place to write. It is one of the few places that you can be fully immersed into the pubic but ignored as if the seat you sit is actually a private island. With headphones in or a book brought up to your nose people tend to just ignore you. It’s great.
Today I have a writing exercise I want to try and it’d be great if anyone else felt inclined to join.
Go to your favorite writing spot and spend 15-30 minutes free writing about what makes it the ideal writing location. If you stray from that topic and head into the great universe of some new creation, let it flow and see where you end up.
Give yourself permission to just get lost in your head.