Sunday, January 27, 2013
Messy homes, clear minds, and Sofia Coppola's office
Every once in a while, typically on a Sunday, my brain goes into over-drive and I start panicking about the weekend having slipped away and the living room floors still not having been vacuumed. Why didn't I do it, how much can I accomplish in just 15 minutes before going to bed?! I feel so deeply disappointed in myself, honestly. There is something very traditional (tell me... is it Eastern European?...) about this way of being. We were always so preoccupied about keeping a clean house... because what would people think?!
My mother always used to say that before you start doing anything meaningful or creative, you had to make sure your space is clean. How could you think clearly if there was dirt and chaos around you. So I would clean but often never get to the creative part because I'd be too drained or bored after having done my chores.
The image above is from Sofia Coppola's office. Can you believe the mess?!