Ask and they will not be denied
A broken heart love’s cradle is
Jesus our Lord is crucified.
This is my study. Today my friend, Jane, came to help me sort things out.
When I wrote about my previous study, I mentioned that I haven’t been able to find a new desk that suits me. My writing group gave me a gift certificate to a lovely shop as a house warming gift almost a year ago. I have been very slow to buy things, for a variety of reasons. The main one is that I am trying to adhere to William Morris’ Golden Rule, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” I would add to that the considerations of budget.
I stopped in that little shop the other day and noticed the desk pictured above. It was just the right size, though I had some concerns about how tall it is. It’s not as old as I like but it has simple lines and the price was so low, the gift certificate more than covered it. And then I realized, if I bought it, my writer’s group would be replacing my desk and my heart skipped a beat.
I brought it home today.
It is a little taller than is entirely comfortable, but the three drawers that deepen the apron make it worth it. All in all it’s a good fit.
We need to make a space for writing. In some ways that is figurative, and in others literal. I’m so thankful to dear friends for helping me to find and make room.