The scene above provokes several different responses. This is high desert plain country, and for a lot of people, it's too austere, too simple to be beautiful. For others, including myself, the very simplicity is the beauty.
Comments on my last blog entry from FarFetched, Jim, Dave and the Muse and my friend Kathy's latest entry inspired me to this post. Which is about organization for writers and other creative folk, but with a different approach. Instead of thinking about it in terms of organized, tidy or chaotic, don't make any judgments.
Instead, simplify. Huh? Simplify?
Simplify by asking a few questions. What do you want to have in your workspace? What don't you want around while you're creating? And the most important: what in your workspace clutters your mind? What clears the path to creativity? What creates space within?
The answers may be surprising. "Chaos" may be a simple expression of your creativity. Or you may need a "blank" space to clear your mind. Or something in between. Perhaps a beloved object or one that focuses your mind should be in a place of honor. Perhaps pages need to be piled up next to your desk, for comfort and congratulation.
Okay readers, what do you think? Is this way of simplifying straight on or crooked? Can you apply it to your own space, internal and external?