Creating a space that creates me
Oh, my heart! Thank you for this generous tour of your creative space, and the poetic ways that you court the muses. . . . "More than a location where work gets done, because work can get done anywhere, I sought a reflection of myself, someplace to sit in, immerse myself, welcome the muses around a small circle. . ." and "Those earlier muses, when they’ve wandered away after our morning coffee, often return drawn to the tender music which comes from these instruments."
I especially appreciate this reminder of music's magic. My piano has been neglected for too long.
Your mention of physics + math unlocking the mysteries of the universe reminded me of the 2013 film, "Particle Fever," about the Large Hadron Collider. Have you seen it?
I adore this. It’s evident that you grow as a writer with every piece, Latham. I think one of the greatest benchmarks for a writer is their ability to shape something extraordinary out of the mundane, and you capture that beautifully here. So well done.
I resisted creating a true work space for myself as well. Finally, after making a commitment to write with consistency, I have a lovely corner in my house that I am drawn to. It is my space. The problem is the books...so many of them! They are mostly in a different room on a large bookcase but I am working to change that to bring them closer to me. I love how your books are organized and all the great things in the room you have created, well done!
Wow I love the illustration of your space, including all the pictures and the works-in-progress that surround you as you "sit in, immerse myself, welcome the muses around a small circle with a cup of freshly ground, naturally processed coffee beans coaxed to perfection through the filters of the french press as we simultaneously exhaust and refresh ourselves with the possibility of new understandings of the world."
P.S. I'm really curious about Bibliotheca now, with both you and Steven vouching for it. I'm just trying to make some space for them on my bookshelves before I hit preorder!