The more I write and collect stories, the more I realize the power of place. Thinking about a place can jog all kinds of memories — even ones you forgot you had. This past year I have turned to place as a starting point when writing and collecting ideas. I’ve been impressed by the memories it has unleashed.
Today we put away our Christmas decorations. It is a bittersweet day for me. I adore the Christmas season and all it means. I love white lights, reminding me to shine on. I allow the season to transform my home and my heart. So I documented the way Christmas fills our home for the last four weeks of the year. I gathered these images and will use them as a springboard into writing about my Christmas home. I believe in the power of place not only as a tool for writing, but as a tool for living a rich life. My home is my favorite place of all. It is time I documented it. (Click on the image if you wish to see a bigger version.)
Won’t you consider your favorite place and use it as inspiration for a Writer’s Notebook entry? I’d love to see what ensues.
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