A Sense of Place

I've been thinking a lot about place.

I've been thinking about what it means to have a place. To belong. I've been wondering about the ways we put ourselves into a certain place, or choose to move ourselves to one place or another. And the ways we run away from the places we most want to be.

For this week's writing exercise, I encourage you to think about the places you explore. In your work, in your travels, in your dreaming.

Where are the places you return to again and again? Where do you feel most at peace? Where are the places that haunt your memories? Where do you long to travel and explore?

Go back through your own writing and discover the places that appear. Are they the same? Different? What feelings to they evoke? Where do you want to go with these feelings? Do you get there?