The Daily prompt today was to look at the room I’m sitting in as if I had never seen it before and to write about the person who lives here….this could be interesting, so here goes…
The living room, the place where a person comes to relax. As I enter I’m greeted by a dog, he wags his tail and wow is he over excited! I say hello to him and he runs off to pick up one of the many toys that are on the floor squeaking it, enticing me to come and play looking at me with those big amber eyes. His tail knocks the paperwork of the coffee table in the centre of the room in his excitement and it falls onto the carpet where it looks like this had happened many times before as it joins the other letters and envelopes mostly marked with hospital logos.
I go to sit on the sofa, on the half of it that isn’t taken up with a cross stitch on a frame, the threads and pattern placed in order of ease of reach. Only one seat available, this person must live alone with this lovely dog because the other seat is covered with a blanket covered in paw prints.
They’re a film buff that much I can tell, there are DVD’s on every shelf, all in alphabetical order. They may not be obsessed with cleanliness but there is obviously part of them that craves order, to have the world put in it’s place and free from confusion, they’re even in categories.
The mantelpiece has African carved and other hand crafted ornaments, masks, instruments and animals. Have they been travelling? I’m not sure but these do not look or feel like things you could buy from a high street store, they’re lovingly placed there as if filled with memories.
A pile of washing on the dining table, clean but waiting to be ironed and put away, this person must be busy and can’t find the time to do any more than get clothes washed and dried, the ironing board in the corner just waiting to be brought out on a rare time they, sorry she (just looked at the clothes), gets the time to do it.
There’s such a mixture of things in this room, from skulls and dragons to plants and photos. They obviously love nature, the whole room is a homage to the outdoors from the colours and the plants to the pictures of landscapes and the moon
I’m trying to not be too hard on this person, they’re obviously having a tough time. There’s medication sitting on the coffee table…lots of medication and a sharps bin on the shelf. They can not be that old from the photos that are dotted around and yet they’re taking enough prescription medications for them to be a pensioner. I could read the letters that I saw around and find out exactly what’s wrong with them but I think I’ve been nosey enough. Simply seeing the fact that they were coming from a whole load of different departments tells me that they have more problems than I could have guessed from the room without them.
The dog has settled on one of the places that he could count as his bed watching me as I look around the room, as I have typed this he has tried to cuddle me, play with me and asked to go out. He’s obviously used to getting a lot of attention and taking care of whoever lives here. She’s so lucky to have him and from the amount of toys and other bits around for him…she knows it.