I've been spending a lot of time in my house lately. The kids are back in school and I'm FINALLY moved in all the way. Well, that may be an outright lie--what I really mean is, is that I can find my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night without running into a wall.
Anyway, all this box unpacking has made me reflect on my favorite spaces. I'm still getting to acquaint myself with all this newness, so I'm not sure I can define a "favorite" space in my home yet, but I will say that I really love not sharing a bathroom with my kids anymore. I'm also a fan of my office--even though I can't locate anything in that wonderfully chaotic room. It's thick with books and stories and projects just waiting to be attempted. I walk in and feel the possibilities of creation.
Tall bookshelves line one long wall. My desk faces the window. Baskets filled with office supplies fill more than a few shelves. Behind me, sits my piano. When I get frustrated or hit a block, I play for a while and maintain that playing the piano is way cheaper than therapy. My daughter's harps, which sit next to the piano, sometimes reverberate with echos when I play too loud. I often imagine an angel (or two) playing a duet with me.
The walls are a deep deep grey; the color of the sky in Montreal just before it rains on a Spring morning. When I work in that room I imagine myself soaking up all of the energy of that dark sky and funneling it into my head and out my heart.
I love that room.
What's your favorite space?