I'm one step up from that: I have to go through my laundry room, past the dirty clothes shrieking, "Wash me! Wash me!" to get to my office.
It's small and plain.
It's also messy and disorganized. Some people might call it a closet. I would ignore them.
The important thing about my office is that it has two windows for gazing,
and a bulletin board that provides inspiration and general relief, when needed.
This is the hat Rita Williams-Garcia knitted for me during my last semester at Vermont College.
I was Rita's student. She's a much better teacher than she is a knitter.
I'd like to say the picture doesn't do the hat justice, but it does.
Last, but not least, this is the sentiment I wrote to remind myself that what I'm doing is fun, and should be regarded as such, and that if I ever stop thinking of it as that, I need to stand up, turn around, and go out and do a load of laundry to put it all firmly back in perspective.
Good writing, best of luck in 2009, and Happy New Year.