There is a description in "Long, Dark Tea Time of the Soul" where the Norse god Odin describes why he likes staying in hospitals on Earth because the rooms and the bedding are crisp and clean and they come with a certain sense of order.
I'm living in a hotel room this week, and next, and probably next, and feel the same way.
I've learned to need little over these last few years. There's a bed, a little table, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker and a microwave. In the bathroom, the soap and shampoo are offered via bulk.
I'm only responsible for eating and drinking, two duties I do well.
In the "Tea Time" book, written by Douglas Adams, famous for "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series, Odin loves the consistency of hospitals. If you're going to read "Tea Time," take on its predecessor "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" first. Splendid fun.
The two- to three-week stay at a hotel is a break from the subtle duties of life, cleaning, cooking, taking care of myself.
I'm basically like a zoo animal -- except no one no one shows up to see my cuteness. But there is a sign on my window, "Don't feed the editor."
It remains a place and time where, when not working, I can read and write.
Celebrate for me because those are my favorite pass times, even if that's also my job description.
Peace and orderliness unto all of you my brothers and sisters.