|photo by Jan Siebold|
In his book Creativity: the Perfect Crime tightrope walker Philippe Petit describes his Salut a L'Objet ... a ritual that he performs when beginning each work session. Petit calls it his "personal salute" to his tools and his work space.
I believe that this salute is more than just a way to focus and to mentally prepare for work. It is much more spiritual in nature.
My writing place is sacred to me. I have chosen carefully the objects that surround me. I love the idea of saluting this space and the tools that I use to accomplish my work. They deserve my respect and thanks.