"Beloved, come away..." Song of Solomon 8:14a
In the movie, Something's Gotta Give, Diane Keaton plays a successful play-wright seeking to rouse her muse at her oceanfront home. I laugh when the scene cuts to Keaton sitting behind her sprawling mahogany desk in a whitewashed office touting a private view of a secluded California beach. Who couldn't write with a seacoast muse?
Until my own private seaside oasis reveals itself
My writing day starts in complete silence
sitting in this comfy chair...
|...alone with the Lord, my Bible, journal, a devotional|
and a writing book by a successful author.
|And when inspiration hits, I crawl behind my humble desk|
|Here's my view when I come up for air. |
It's not an ocean view but I can dream, can't I?
|Books line the wall opposite my desk.|
Never thought I'd convert,
but now I purchase digital copies to save space.
|My shelves display beautiful seashells, (gifts from an old friend),|
and family photos.
This writer's nest took all of $50 to remodel. Everything except the rug and bookcases was a hand-me-down. Since the room is only 5' X 10' it didn't take much paint to spruce it up and we found a double roll of linen wallpaper in Lowe's discount pile for $5!
Where do you hear God whisper, "Come away, my beloved?" Is it the same place you write? What setting inspires you, gets your creativity flowing? What's your dream spot?