Rainy Days & Sentimental Journeys
For the past couple of weeks, we have had more rain than I care to think about. And now, we are getting even more compliments of Hurricane Joaquin.
For all of you suffering from drought conditions, I’d share if at all possible…
The thing about rain is it makes me want to turn back the clock and get in touch with my inner cave-woman. I mean, seriously, the only thing I want to do is lay on the couch and watch a little Bogey and Bacall – or listen to music – the old stuff. Really old stuff. Stuff like this:
(Some days I think I might have been born in the wrong decade…)
There’s something about the white noise – those little crackles – that I like. Maybe it’s just nostalgia – carrying me back to my childhood, when my audio books were 45’s – played on a record player like the one in the video.
So, what about you? Is there something that makes you feel sentimental?
Picture This – Once Upon A Time
Picture This – Sunsets and Regrets
Developing our own unique rituals can help us become more productive in our writing. They offer us the freedom to tap into ourselves – to find those things that connect us with our imagination. For some, sitting at a desk wearing a pair of boxers and sipping on coffee might bring on the muse. Others might connect with their story by taking a walk in the woods or listening to a soundtrack of their favorite movies. (I love listening to music from The Lord of the Rings.) The choice of ritual isn’t as important as the results. Ultimately, the object is to clear away the static so our thoughts and ideas flow.What are your rituals?