The kitchen is not only a gathering place for dirty dishes; it’s also a gathering place for people. Think about it. The last time you hosted a party, where did the guests end up? I’ll bet it was in the kitchen! Things happen there — things that can spark ideas for creating a writing masterpiece.
Where else, but in the kitchen, can you find a gross science project in the making just by opening your refrigerator door or a ketchup bottle explosion that looks like a Friday night horror fest?
Where else, but in the kitchen, can your teenager and her friend have a Ping-Pong match using finger gelatin?
Where else, but in the kitchen, can your toddler find instruments to hone his talent as an up and coming drummer or find shriveled up grapes that cause hysteria because they’re mistaken for bugs?
Where else, but in the kitchen, can a table be so versatile it can be a place for homework, for sewing, for art projects, for family discussions, for sibling rivalry, and for eating?
Where else, but in the kitchen, can your gourmet cooking set off the fire alarm or someone mistakenly put dishwashing soap into the dishwasher instead dishwasher detergent?
Where else, but in the kitchen, can some of the worst moments and best moments take place?
The next time you have writer’s block or need an idea, march yourself into the kitchen. Whatever you’re looking for or whatever you need, you just may find it — IN THE KITCHEN!