As I write this morning, the time and place that I am in is “A CBS Sunday AM”.
For many years now, I’m not quite sure when it started, my favorite TV ritual has been watching the CBS news show “Sunday Morning”.
I like to write and keep journals, logs, notebooks or whatever you want to call documenting thoughts ideas feelings etc. It’s a way I purge all the clutter of thoughts and ideas that constantly invade my brain. Why and how I write these “brain invasions” is material for another post. The point here is that I write a lot and often the writing is is titled with the date and description “A CBS Sunday AM” followed by the location from where I write. The show is a collection of stories, stories that often inspire me to write. It also gives me some comfort in ritual.
My CBS Sun AM ritual is to wake up, start the coffee, do the dog chores, get the paper, then settle into the big chair with paper, coffee, notebook (in today’s case notebook computer, I’m a Mac guy by the way) and listen to the stories. These are stories about art, science, travel, politics, news, people, nature, humor, commentary and more. Some day I want to write a story about how these stories have impacted my life over the past 15 – 20 years (I need to figure out how long I’ve been watching). Then I head off to church for the 11:00 service, a traditional service where my wife sings in the choir.
Well, I’ve gotta go, the show is ending and I’ve got places to go and people to see.
Just a quick post to share a thought or two and ask the question “What rituals do yuo have in your life? Rituals that inspire your creativity?”