I have a great fondness for the feel of retro. I like the small end efficient. I love comfort and extravagance.
At first look, these loves of my life seem to be incompatible with each other.
In my younger days, I was far easier to please.
Now this incompatibility can seem to be debilitating.
I love nature and the outdoors. I love campfires. I love hiking. I hate mosquitoes. I hate the heat at night. And I hate going to bed grimy and sweaty.
Solution: I now camp in cabins. I can be outdoors all that I want. There are many great repellants for those pesky bugs. And cabins have both fireplaces and showers!
So, for a man as difficult to please in his yearning as … NO!
For a gentleman as discerning in his acquired tastes as I have become… What to do?
This is the task that I have set before me: my one-room writer’s retreat …
I am sure that there will be more to share through these prompts in the coming days.
Written for The Daily Post: January 2, 2017. Interior