This summer I've re-acquainted myself with my balcony.
Some people do their best thinking on the toilet, or while driving. Perhaps while the dog takes them for a walk. Or during a debate. Or in the hot-tub.
But I find that my best thinking takes place when I'm alone, on my balcony.
In the past, I have spent very little time out there, in fact, it became a sanctuary for pigeons. Some of you may recall my many Earlier Postings on this subject.
Seriously, I would walk home from downtown, look up and see that every other balcony was barren, but mine seemed to be hosting a Pigeon Amway Convention!
This year -- very few pigeons, because I am always out there.
It's so peaceful, and at night the lights of the entire city are very inspiring to me.
Many poems have been written out there. Many important decisions made.
Do any of you have a similar place where you go to think?
A retreat where you collect your thoughts, and find that your thoughts collect you?