Writers are on a constant, never-ending quest for inspiration. At times, it simply lands in front of us like an unsolicited gift. At other times, it is elusive. Life’s responsibilities invade our consciousness, weigh us down, and rob us of our creative, innovative spirit.
Sometimes the solution is as simple as a period of respite. A change of scene can do us wonders. But we get so wrapped up in the daily grind that we forget this simple principle.
For me, the ideal change of scene always involves the sea. There is nowhere I would rather be — aside from my home — than on a beach: Winter or summer, rain or shine. This was the view I spent a good portion of yesterday afternoon considering.
After four days in San Diego, I am home and the brief change of scene, coupled with the soft, ocean breezes, has refreshed and invigorated me.
Is there a special place to which you retreat when you need a change of scene and a period of respite from your daily responsibilities and routine? Where is it? Why is it special to you?