The Mag - A Personal Thought
Thanks to Karen S. at 21 Wits, by Karen, I have joined The Mag at Magpie Tales. Our task was to write about something inspired by the painting, Big Room, 1948, by Andrew Wyeth, pictured above. Here are my spontaneous reactions:
A Personal Thought
In my life, I have stayed in many a room, all with different personalities, moods, and levels of acceptance.
I recall having three roommates in college, and while the dorm we shared was dark and dismal, it enabled us to cement lasting friendships.
When I was first married, our one-room apartment looked awful, and would have been honored to be labeled “in disrepair,” yet housed what continues to furnish me with some of my favorite memories in life.
My wife and I had an opportunity to stay at Princess Maria Teresa’s summer palace in Vienna, Austria, which was an elaborate room that welcomed us from day one, and a castle in England’s Cotswolds, fit for kings and queens, and we loved them both.
Sharing a room with a couple of our friends on a train through Western Europe was a blast my wife and I speak of quite often.
It just occurred to me that I learned something about rooms. Whether they are elaborate or shabby, large or small, clean or dirty, fit for rats or royalty, they are meaningless unshared.
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