photo-2When writing poetry, I like to lie on the floor and look up. The furniture and ceiling take on a grander air, like when Jack climbs the beanstalk and enters the giant’s home. Light hits the ceiling in different angles. What was once familiar is now peculiar.

Perspective change keeps you from thinking in the same old and tired patterns. It broadens the mind, and allows new ideas to enter. Travelers get hooked on this kind of thing. But when you can’t travel the world, move yourself the great distance from your chair to the floor, and take in the new expanse.

The broad new horizon has been waiting to show you something.

My first book, Upside Down Kingdom, is available on Amazon.