It’s not a great news week. I’m particularly disturbed by all of the executions in the news, to the point that I can’t seem to articulate my feelings. As I write this, the Dow is dropping precipitously, and the world’s economy seems in freefall. And I just read that subatomic particles may travel faster than the speed of light, which while not bad news, messes with my head in uncomfortable ways.
So it’s with great anticipation that I await the arrival of my new reading chair next week. I’ve been wanting a really comfortable, high-backed, nice-looking chair for some time, but it wasn’t until a recent trip to a furniture store that I found something that fit the bill. Ever since I moved to L.A., I’ve been more cognizant of the fact that I just didn’t have a good reading spot. My desk chair is fine, but I like getting away from the computer to read. There’s more than one couch here, but I find myself shifting from sitting to lying in one position, then another, then the other direction, then back up to sitting–every few minutes. I like to sit out on the balcony, but as winter approaches, light starts to be an issue. None of these options was great for immersive reading.
I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with my butt in the chair, reading submissions, clients’ manuscripts, and even books that have nothing to do with work! Because reading time is, dare I say, sacred, quiet time, and I’m excited to have the right chair to do it in.
How about you all? Do you have favorite reading spots?