Saturday, May 20, 2006

creating corners in the world that might contain me...

Today I've been creating little corners in the world where I can relax. Actually, I've been searching for nooks and crannies to hole up in a lot lately. I needed a fresh start...and so I finally cleaned my "writing room" and have cleared out all the dust and dead molecules that have accumulated over the course of this long school year.

Now the air is mine to breath in my own thoughts. My desk at this angle, has a downward tilt to the north. This old house slants, but it feels kind of good the way it makes my chair swivel slightly to the left, just perfectly in the direction of the keyboard.

And when I get tired of writing I might take a nap on the futon or maybe read that book by Gabrial Garcia Marquez. I might draw in my journal or read magazines or do nothing at all except day dream.

The window is open and my little cat is sitting on the sill. I'm listening to a cd a friend made of Edith Piaf and the wind blowing through baby maple leaves. I'm drinking the best cappuccino that I've had in a long time.

Tonight I'll need to go to work (more on that later), but for now..............
I think I might actually be relaxed........my gosh, what a strange sensation.

14 comments:

erin said...

thanks for sharing pics of your office- i've been trying to organize my own, and it's nice to see what someone else is doing. that said, do you want to come decorate mine? what a beautiful little nook you have - i'm jealous!

paris parfait said...

Such a lovely, comfy space you've created - to write, to read, to dream - what could be better? Thanks for sharing the photos; you've inspired me to organise my own space a bit better!

megg said...

WhAt a beautiful room - what inspiration and gentleness and creativity. Enjoy it!! xo

Pollard said...

So this has nothing to do with your post, but...

I got my hair cut the other day, and was mindlessly chatting with the stylist. I told her what I am going to school for, and she asked if I knew who you were. I said yes.

She said that you were the most amazing teacher (high school included) that she'd ever had, and gushed for twenty minutes about you.

I told her to tell me your secret so I don't suck. So I'm stealing your secrets, if you don't mind :-)

Just thought you might want to know that...

Joy Eliz said...

WOW!!! This is absolutely fantastic...so cozy looking!
I LOVE it!

Endment said...

OH - your corners are so inviting - wish you could come and help me re-create my world :=)

Maggie said...

I love the colors of your walls and the paintings you have hung. I'm jealous, I'm still stuck in a cramped little dorm room. I'm wishing you lots of peace and creativity in your fresh spaces.

P.S. Some of my photos from Morocco are up, just for you! Check out my Flickr link from my blog. xo

gkgirl said...

i love seeing the photos
of your space...
i find that is so interesting
and inspiring!

:)

paris parfait said...

Jesse, in follow-up to my previous comment - you inspired me not only to organise my space a bit better, but to post a piece about it. I've linked it back to you. Thanks for the inspiration!

HoBess said...

I love the green on these walls, the fluffy, comfy futon and the way you embrace your slanty floor! Enjoy!

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Lovely relaxing and inspiring spaces!

Tammy said...

If I had a space that cosy I'd never leave it. You have inspired me to carve out a place in the new house :)

Dana said...

I want this room for myself. You should rent it out, charge a pretty penny.

Cate said...

I visited a few days ago, when you first posted this, but I didn't have a chance to comment. Can I just tell you how remarkable, how cozy and perfect, your space is?! I would love to come over and just curl up with a notebook and pen--or better yet, a stack of books from the queue! I'm thrilled that you shared and I'm so happy that you have such an incredible place to create and be you!