I’ve finally completed the 3rd part of my ‘place’ experiment.
Part 1 was ok on the success front, but Part 2 was better.
Location: Rochester Castle Grounds
Date: Saturday 24th March
The thing about us Brits is that the moment the sun comes out, so do we lol. The Castle Garden is full of families with children this afternoon, laughter and fun. It makes me think about all the lonely people in this world. I am the only person there on my own. What do lonely people do in the summer? Do they stay in? Do they sit dozing in an armchair, a book open on their lap? I’ve never lived alone, peace and quiet is something relatively new to me. I’m happy on my own, but I also like to be round others. I recently wrote a story that ends with 2 lovers standing in this place. I can actually picture them, standing by the tree, it’s quite surreal. Unfortunately nothing here is inspiring me. It’s too noisy, too busy…..perhaps I’ll come back on a week day, see if Dickens ghost will walk across my path…..
The view infront of me
The view behind me
Hmmmmm, I think the exercise has proved that place is really immaterial, for me, it’s the atmosphere that makes a difference. I can free write anywhere, but, if I want to come away with something I can use I need to find quiet places that make me feel something 🙂
Yesterday’s prompt ended up being the start of a story about a guy who meets this girl when they are 14….he goes off to Uni and then bumps into her again when they’re in their mid 20’s. I have a plan for where it’s going, so yesterday I was feeling pretty damn good 🙂 Today’s prompt is someone’s playing the piano and at the moment all I can think of is Casablanca lol.
- Rochester, aka Home of Dickens (mujerboricua.wordpress.com)
I love the quiet too – I’m much more inspired to write something, and I can see what you mean about the place not being important. Having said that, I can’t wait to get to the park or library at lunchtime to be on my own.
Great post! Sandra 🙂
Thanks Sandra 🙂
I really enjoyed discovering what works for me lol
It sounds very inspiring! But I suppose without me ;o)))). Xxx
Touching upon the lonley people always makes me sad. We take so much for granted in our lives. xxx
We do 🙂 But then I guess, some people just choose to be alone. It’s definitely not something I could cope with 😦
Nice views – I can see how it might be difficult to stay focused in this setting. Especially when the sun comes out. 🙂
It was very difficult to focus with all the children running round and giggling lol 😉