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Monday, February 22, 2010

Messy Yet Beautiful

It's been a long time, blog. Nice to be back. I took a break at the beginning of the year. Some prioritizing was necessary. So, for today, I have a post I drafted forever ago. Here goes...

When I'm old and gray, and I have a house of my own, I want to be the one with the fun house. Haven't you read a book about the mysterious old lady with the weird house? Somehow, it can then become a sanctuary for a lucky young person.
Yes, my house will have many rooms, each with it's own special personality. I want one room filled with bookshelves, and, having read each and every one of them, I'll invite others to do the same. We can sit and sip tea and talk about the hidden meanings in every story. Then I'll have a clean room, with pale teal walls and hand-made rugs with a million colors. It'll have a window that opens out into a beautiful garden and a wrought-iron bed with fresh white sheets. Oh, and then I'll have a memory room, filled from ceiling to floor just with things from the past. You know how much I'd love to be in a room like that? To be in the past, just for a moment? Ah, well. Next will be a writing room I keep all of my stories, and that's where they'll live.

Yes, when I'm old, I don't plan on being lonely. Loneliness is a choice. That's why I dream of having a house that's alive with stories and history, so that others who appreciate those things can enjoy them.

3 comments:

Hannah said...

Oooh...yes, wouldn't that be lovely? Wonderful post. :)

Love & Blessings,
--Hannah

Katie G. said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I have to say that I agree! I have always wanted a house like that when I'm old. And the book room sounds stunningly wonderful!

Relyn said...

OH, I really love this. It reminds me of Elizabeth Berg. In Pull of the Moon she describes her dream house perfectly. You would love it, I think. I very much reminds me of you.