Yesterday I posted on facebook small photographs of things that are on my desk. Things that bring me joy, peace, serenity, and things that center me. As people wrote back it was abundantly clear that there was nothing celebratory on their desks but dust and paperwork. Nothing that brings them clarity, joy and peace.
On my desk one of my favorite things is a rock. I hold onto this rock while on the phone. It is cool to the touch and warms slightly as I continue to hold it. Its oval shape fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. I often cradle it in both hands and feel the coolness and the strength it offers, as I try to make a decision or find the right words. Some how it centers me and reminds me no matter what, I too am a part of this earth, just as surely as the rock is.
I suspect some of you might find this a bit bizarre. But having things I love and cherish on my desk brings light into an often all too tedious and benign place. Everything is about connection. We are meant to explore the ways in which everything fits with everything else.
This must say something about me. What I am not certain. But it bares exploration.
What is on your desk? What can you sit and glance over at and find peace? What brings back a special time in your life that resides only inches from your computer? A miniature holiday you can take in your busy work day.
Maybe the reason for these 'personal' treasures on my desk is summed up by Piglet, "Pooh, whispered Piglet. "Yes, Piglet?" said Pooh. "Oh, nothing." sand Piglet. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
Perhaps this is all any of us want ~ to just be sure of something or someone. My desk treasures do just this. They center me, make a mundane place less mundane and remind me of exactly who I am, what I represent and what I hope to mean to others. Nothing is mundane! Absolutely nothing!