In the clouds

I’m painting my childhood room. I moved back in with my parents when I came back from England, because I have absolutely no money and currently no prospects of making any.

For the past couple of days I’ve been wading through memories. Taking down high school photos and posters of Orlando Bloom. Sorting through clouds, fairies and unicorns (yes, I was that kind of kid, and no, I didn’t decorate at 8 but rather 15… I like to call it whimsical, not lame, okay?)

It’s eerie. This room, with doodles and pictures and stickers everywhere, used to be so definitively me. Cluttered, sporadic, colourful and a bit odd. Now it just seems so past, so yesterday. I smile in remembrance of the song lyrics scrawled on my white board, but I haven’t listened to those songs in years.

It’s very strange, going back and trying to still move forward. There’s a lot of throwing away and boxing up and sometimes donating in hopes that someone, somewhere, will love these things as much as I once did.

2 Comments

  • By Eleni, September 16, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

    Taking down Orlando Bloom?! I guess he is married now. *Sigh.* I had a calendar of him one year.

    I still haven’t cleared out my room at my parents’ house. The bulletin board is covered with newspaper clippings related to the LotR movies. The shelves are covered with stuffed animals and books. I have old papers and toys filling several bins. I’m such a pack rat, I don’t know how I’ll ever get rid of the stuff from my childhood. It’s convenient that they haven’t made me clear it out yet, so I can move on with life in a different place, but still kind of keep my foot in the door back at my parents’.

    Happy moving forward.

  • By Faebala, September 17, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

    I was thinking the same of my room when I was putting up stuff from my move. I still have that same “Too much going on! I have A.D.D.!” feel in my decorations, but the magazine clippings of musicians and attractive celebrities have been replaced by postcards from you and art from friends. :)

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