More than what a genie can provide

When I injured my back due to work related activity, enter Workers Compensation Board (WCB).  
Having an exposure to WCB, I learned that this body has to work in an ergonomically correct environment in order to suite my needs.  The chair, the height of the desk, lighting, keyboard, etc. has to be measured.  It’s all fine and dandy; this body can find no comfort.  The constant pain reminds me that I am still alive and I am grateful for that.
Can the genie grant me new body?  I think not.  Therefore, a perfect space for reading and writing is a mere illusion.
However, I find the joy of writing in so many ways as long as I carry with me a small notebook.  I am a constant note taker.  There’s a box of notebooks or journals I’ve written on daily activities about the injury.  Oh well. 
Here’s a thought.  When I moved to Room 306, for reading and writing-table, all I had was a cardboard box, a 3×4 piece of wood and a chair.  I love this make shift table.  The kids used this as their drawing table.  One drawing is still on the table, the face of Calvin; hair all sticking up and the silly grin on his face.  This piece of wood still exist. 
As for the box, it’s gone.  I have to throw it out because of a silly squirrel.  
One sultry day, I left the balcony open.  I came home that the box was all chewed up because the squirrel is a climber and got into Room 306.  UGH.  My favourite table is now chewed into bits and pieces. 
Fast forward, no more squirrels and this is how my best place to write looks like.  With classical music in the background and the drapes wide open so that I could see the hummingbird, it’s heavenly.  More than what a genie can give.  Perfect.
Source: Nephews FaceBook

 This is in response to Daily Prompt: Writing Room.  Come and join us, it’s fun.

18 thoughts on “More than what a genie can provide

  1. Oh another cat person, they love the the warmth of the laptop. I think we have enough members now to take over the world 🙂 Your photos in the banner, where is it I seem to recognise it, there are only two places where there are places like that and that is Malta and Bulgaria, both beautifully places. I am returning to Malta in October. If you want to read about my cats have a lookie (Scots slang for look) at ‘Living with a Tiger’ 🙂

    • I assume you are a cat lover as well. The photo, the gravatar, is St. Bernadette of Lourdes. Who were they in Malta and Bulgaria? A co-worker just retired and went home to Malta, last month. You are the second person I know who is going home to Malta. Sounds like paradise. Yes, I will take the time to have lookie at your Tiger. =^.^=

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