Z is for Zen

Ahhh...As writers, we all have certain settings that inspire us.

I have never loved sunny days and warm weather. I crave the cold, and the storms, the wind, and the snow, and I am never in more of a mood to be creative than I am when the rain is pouring down in sheets outside the window and I have the perfect cup of coffee at my side.


This is my zen. What is yours?



20 thoughts on “Z is for Zen

  1. Well – I think my Ze is having a deadline tomorrow! Then I don’t notice the weather. But I do like storms, and love the sound of rain on the rooflight. Today though, without something to thin about for tomorrow, i went for a walk with m dog in the sun, and took photos of flowers and a peacock butterfly… and that was nice too!

    Liz ~ http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    1. I love deadlines as well. Does that make us weird? I love the focus it gives me, and I love looking back and knowing there was creation at work.

      And your walk sounds lovely! I think my dog is hoping we will do the same shortly.

  2. I’m very much the opposite of you – I demand sunshine, warm weather and green trees so I don’t fall into a funky down mood. But, I do love a good spring/summer thunderstorm with rain beating against the windows – it is great to curl up with a good book and just read. As long as it doesn’t last more than a few hours.

    1. Ah, I agree about summer storms! We don’t get them really in Oregon…its so temperate here…but I recall having them everywhere else we lived. My favorite was Arizona…it would be over a hundred degrees and then we would get 6 inches of rainfall in an hour….and there was a hazy, humid dampness that hung over the air when the rains ended. I miss that.

  3. Your Zen is my guilty pleasure. If it’s a lovely day, then I feel like I have to be outside and/or doing something physically active. A dreary rainy afternoon is perfect for writing and reading, especially with a pot of tea and two or three snoozing cats nearby ;). Oh, and let’s not forget the loose stretchy clothing and thick socks!

  4. I love storms and rain but not incessant dreary days back to back. I have two big picture windows at the back of my home which overlook gum trees and scrub land. The sound of the wildlife is the only noise I desire.

      1. I adore it and the best part is we are in suburbia. We back on to farming properties with sheep at the back fence, horses and an abundance of native fauna including koalas who regularly visit our backyard.

        Funny Farm sounds like somewhere I’d hang out!

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