I haven’t been back to my outdoor writing studio since March
16th, 6th (! even worse!) which is the day that I posted about ‘my’ studio, which is located in our neighborhood park.
Here’s the photo that I had posted a couple of weeks ago:
Why haven’t I been back? Good question! And the answer is … Multiple Choice!
a) Been too busy
b) I spoiled it by talking about it
c) I’m avoiding it because I expect it to be torn down any day.
d) All of the above
e) None of the above
a) While partly true, since I’m always busy, not a good answer.
b) Possibly true. But on the other hand, that’s a silly thing to think. So if that’s true, I’ll just have to get over it.
c) An even sillier reason. And so what if they tear it down? I can just move to another picnic table. And in the meantime, I can enjoy my own private enclosed writing space.
d) Yes, but also
Because I think that this is why I haven’t been back:
Someone marked their territory. At first, I was amused. But then again, I haven’t been back. Why? Because I don’t want to disturb the pile of rocks. On the other hand, it doesn’t feel like my space anymore.
I’ve kinda sorta maybe decided that the next time I head over to the park to write, I will bring a rock with me and add it to the pile.
What would you do, if you were me?
ETA: Based on comments so far, we (Yes, Dear Reader, you too!) are going to reclaim this sacred writing space! I’ll continue to entertain suggestions, but I’m leaning towards … something paper. As in Paper, Rocks, Scissors, remember that old game?
Paper covers rock. But I don’t want to litter, so will either craft a paper flag to insert between the rocks while I’m there, or bring a large paper bag that is of sufficient size to cover the rocks while I am there. When I go, I shall take my ‘claims’ with me.
I love adventures!