The Book Of Me: Prompt 40 --Where Do You Think?
This week's prompt is - Where do you think?
How do you record those thoughts?
Or don't you?
Does thinking happen when you are in the bath, on the settee?
Where do you go or what do you do when you need to seriously think of something?
This prompt goes perfectly with the last one. I associate quiet and focus with thinking and as I mentioned in my post, The Book Of Me: Prompt 39 --A Safe Place, I do a lot of thinking usually in my bedroom. What has become a wonderful place for me to do thinking in recently is my bathroom. We just completed renovating it and now I get to enjoy a space that has a very tranquil beach theme to it. The room has the perfect shade of blue on the walls with white washed porcelain tile on the floor and a counter-top the color of sand. Before the renovation, I would run in the bathroom and out as quickly as possible because I just didn't want to look at the decay. It is so calming just to be in this space now and I find myself letting my mind wonder while I get ready in the morning.
When I'm thinking to myself, it may turn into a brainstorming session about what to blog about next or what ancestor I feel like researching next. Sometimes, I let my mind wander off to try and recall memories of my childhood. I'll close my eyes and be inside my paternal grandparents house, walking to the kitchen to get an afternoon snack. Another time I might be recalling what my childhood home in Cambria Heights looked like during Christmastime. The house would be filled with tons of relatives and our tree in the center of it all looking like a shrunken down Rockefeller Center. I want to try and keep these memories alive. They are my visits to the past and my ties to my kin who have crossed over.
Some of these thoughts may get recorded, some may not. Sometimes I just enjoy living in my head.