Some people deal with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) when winter days reduce the available light; I deal with EAD (entropy affective disorder) when the piles begin to topple over and multiply. When all the surfaces around me become cluttered and the corners rounded with piles, I find it hard to breathe, think and create. This is an issue for someone who is by nature not a tidy person. I have two main work spaces ... my office and a comfy chair in my bedroom. I lost my office months ago to the forces of evil clutter and the edges of my bedroom have been slowly rounding off with piles.
So, this week, as part of my Creativity Cleanse, I've been taking back my space. A couple of days ago I reclaimed my office ... it's a lovely space with lots of windows and light and I can now sit there and feel expanded rather than contracted. This morning I rounded up the pile of shoes that has been growing in my bedroom. They fought me all the way but I corralled them into a box and stuffed them away in a closet. Then I topped it off by removing the fingerprints from the mirrored sliding glass door.
I'm sitting in my bedroom chair writing this and my whole body feels lighter ... except now I'm looking at a pile of *very* unused exercise equipment that has taken root in another corner, and the "catch-all" chest beside me is piling up. Sigh. It takes energy to keep pushing back the forces of darkness in order to let the light of creativity shine through.
About this image: This is the current state of the mosaic rock wall I am doing around my deck. The rain and winter season has arrived so I won't make much progress on the 40' still left till do until next year.