This is what I woke up to this morning… One kitty sleeping above my head on my pillow, another kitty at my feet and a stinky little dog in between. For me, it’s exactly how I like waking up 🙂
You have to appreciate a good start to the day!
Despite morning cuddles, I got a restless feeling in my soul throughout the day. Lacking inspiration and motivation and madly desiring both. I decided a trip to Barnes & Noble was in order. It’s literally been years since I’ve been. I moved to
Zero Vero Beach, Florida just over three years ago and there is no Barnes & Noble. I love the environment, the energy, the intellectual electricity that I feel in such a place! Call me a nerd and see if I care because I will never deny my love for a good bookstore.
So needless to say I was excited when my husband agreed to drive me to the nearest Barnes & Noble, an hour away. My first trip since moving to Florida, and it was everything I’d hoped it would be! I was overwhelmed when walking in the door, I didn’t know which direction to go first, so much unfamiliar stimulation! I wandered aimlessly for a few minutes until I found the Journals. Finding the right vessel to hold my precious words is a sacred experience for me, it’s a bond between writer and paper that I cannot describe. Well I could try, but that’s a different post. They had a beautiful selection; I held them, flipped through the pages, imagined opening my soul to each one.
Next I went in search of my literary heroes; Kerouac, Vonnegut, Bukowski… just seeing the titles on the shelves warms my heart and fills me up. I wanted to take one of each, of all of them! Until I looked at the prices. Ugh. So I just got two. We Are What We Pretend To Be by Kurt Vonnegut and Visions of Gerard by Kerouac. I can’t wait to start reading, and writing! I’m ready, I’m starving for it, I’m open to it, and I’m going to go with it.
These are the things that feed my soul… what’s your soul food?!