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I want you to dream with me the dream writing space

Who did these rooms belong to? One room has a desk surrounded by bookshelves. Another room has stars and planets shining through the walls. I analyzed each room’s items to guess what type of work its owner did. I later learned that Elie Wiesel’s study contained the desk with the bookshelf and that Prince’s studio had the universe shining through the walls. After looking at some photographs of spaces that famous people worked in, I thought about how I don’t have my dream writing space yet. I was inspired to envision my dream writing space. Dream with me while I share writing space ideas. If you already have your ideal writing space, how did you decorate and organize your space? These are some of the things that come to mind when I think of my ideal writing space:  Surrounded by beautiful things because beautiful things always inspire me, plants 🪴 and artsy wall prints.  A coaster for drinks, coffee maker or coffee station nearby, bookshelf and file cabinet nearby, window with a view–one that I could …

Short Story in a Rainy Day

To complement a short story that I read yesterday, the rain kept pouring and Youtube decided to play the songs of an Italian pianist and composer named Ludovico Einaudi. I have a collection of literature books that I have kept myself from donating because those things were expensive. I haven’t read every single text in them. Any time I feel inspired to read a new writer or to revisit a story or poem, they’re there. One of the books that resonates with me the most is the one of American literature since 1945. It contains texts by Sherman Alexie, Mary Oliver, Amy Tan, Julia Alvarez among others writers whose work I have appreciated over the years. I opened up this book to a random page to read, and I found Leslie Marmon Silko’s short story “Lullaby”. This story is about the depth of loss and about how loss changes people. In the story, Ayah loses her children, and her husband Chato also loses his job and his sense of self worth. Ayah’s two children are …