I wrote every single 510 articles of this blog from a porch in Santa Rosa, California. And you?

Our brain has its own topology.

I wrote for 4 years for a Swiss company in Zurich. I translated texts from English to French, almost on a daily basis. When I was writing these, I remember VERY CLEARLY that my mind was on a very precise place : a field, next to the house I grew up in. Grass.

As a kid, I played on this field for years – maybe from 2 to 16 years old,  you see? Frisbee, soccer, hide and seek. I remember the light in summer nights, in cold October. I remember playing with my brother with a polystyrene-winged glider. I remember watching Epeira spiders, playing with firecrackers, model cars or marbles in the sandox which was behind the privet hedge…

I wrote for four years for this company in my apartment, but my mind – I really don’t know or understand why – was in the lights of this little field. Childhood linked. Every paragraph.

Now I’m 50 and I blog as I can, in English, on WordPress, since a couple of years. I really like it and I’d say it’s really the only way I found to stay alive, standing up, a buoy. It’s very little, but it is what it is : I have a little more than 110 real followers.

When I write, in English, for this blog, I’m in Santa Rosa, California. I have never been in this place. I just saw a few dozen pictures of it. It’s a porch, behind a house. When I write, there’s nobody around, I’m alone. But I see it constantly. I see the sky. The flowers. The wooden floor, the lanterns. A little round table. Doors which lead to the inside. I’m here, writing, mostly in the sun. It’s a GREAT place, and I’m happy to live here… when I write.

In reality I am in a good apartment in the North of France. It’s quiet and full of light. Thank you.

My mind, though, is in California. Why? I don’t know! It’s my brain who decides that. It puts me there. And it STAYS here. Probably an ideal place to be happy?

 

Do YOU also have a place where your brain sits when you write? Am I alone?

Thanks for reading!

 

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3 thoughts on “I wrote every single 510 articles of this blog from a porch in Santa Rosa, California. And you?

  1. threeprettyposies July 27, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I am physically in California when I write and it is a fairly lovely place, but in my mind I am in a cabin in a redwood forest near the ocean up north somewhere which only exists in my mind. I hope one day to actually find that place because it is the home of my heart.

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  2. xencyder July 27, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I have physically been in that city 🙂

    Like

  3. Rachel McAlpine July 27, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    That’s remarkable. Sounds rather wonderful too. No, I’m always exactly wherever I’m typing or scribbling. And that is also wonderful. Right now, at my stand-up desk in my spacious study with a view of my own little city, Wellington, New Zealand.

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