In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?
* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED
Some days I lie in bed plotting story scenes in my head, or designing fictional apartments, before I get up to meet the day. And for months now I've been stretching, warming up, and moving my body before I leave my room; before I open myself up to the internet and the wide world around me.
Building conscious space in and around one's life can be exceedingly important. I have found it so. As in the last year I have come to appreciate my need for large-muscle activity, and lots of green vegetables. We easily agree that these are good things, but for me they are essential to wellbeing.