In Praise of Small Rooms (and Spaces in Which We Find Ourselves)

Small Rooms
Sometimes, I feel I have so much inside me that the only space that can possibly contain it is a small room. Paradoxical, but true. I love small rooms. They are synonymous with peace and solitude and thus areas free from judgement. Small rooms are the only places in which I can expand and create. There has always been an intimate connection between confined spaces (or solitude, rather) and creativity. For necessity: artists struggle to afford much more than a spare room. And for focus: if one’s mind is expanding, one’s body need not. As Susan Sontag quipped: “One can [...] Continue reading



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