Where do you think?
Last night, I had the lakehouse all to myself. I hardly knew what to do because there were so many activities that could fill my night. I haste wasting a night or day filled with potential.
After eating my dinner for one with the lake view, I sat on the dock, just watching my surroundings as if I was watching TV. To tell you the truth, I find it better than watching TV. It's not crowded with commercials or meaningless clutter that has nothing to do with my own personal growth or through process. At least watching this scene allowed myself to think and speak to me.
It was that dimming light after 7:30 that continues creeping up on you until it slowly fades into nighttime. While you're sitting there, you barely even realize that darkness is coming on you, but when you're there, time is just moving very still.
I watched a few boats pass in the distance, not too much noise on the lake after dinner-time. As I sat on the dock, I became absolutely absorbed in watching three birds fly in circles with one another. I've never seen anything like it before! (It doesn't take much to impress or move me, I guess). These birds soared and played with one another in the air, and so close to my face! They swooped so close to me sometimes that I had to duck out of their way. It was absolutely breathtaking, as if I was involved in an interactive show but I was the only guest.
Imagine being a bird. Being able to fly. Just soaring and playing with your friend in the air. It's incredible. The bird show allowed me to just think about the simplicity of life, how you can make an evening out of just sitting on a dock by yourself. You don't need to watch TV, talk on the phone, or finger through a magazine that doesn't particularly interest you. Even small things are even more than enough. Spending time with yourself really isn't all that bad.
The question that probed this post is, where do you think, or where do you like to think? Do you have a thinking spot like Steve does in Blues Clues, his infamous 'thinking chair'?
Mine moves around, depending on where I am or where I'm living, but this summer, the lake really acts as my source of a thinking spot. The dock, especially, is my source. I'm curious where others think, or if there doesn't need to be a designated thinking spot. Let me know. I'm listening.