When I actually remember it is Tuesday, I try to participate in the questions Annie poses in her
Todays post is all about what future travelers might think if they saw your home just as it is today.
My first thought about time was to post Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce, but then I remembered Led Zeppelin and thought Kashmir might be more appropriate for time differences.
1. Let's pretend that it is 50 years into the future, and explorers have just discovered your house, "frozen in time" exactly as it is today. Everything is preserved, even the food, but of course no one has lived there for fifty years. What do you think would be their first reaction as they walk in the door of your house? "Why is there a carved chimpanzee who is holding a silver tray, while dressed as a butler, in the foyer?
2. What would the things left in your house tell the explorers about you?
We read a lot, love music, dishes, tomatoes, and green beans.
3. What kinds of books would they discover on your bookshelves or beside your chair/bed?
We have a library/guest suite that has about 1,500 books. They are in order by genre, alphabetized by author. There is something there for everyone.
4. What things would they discover in your closets or cabinets that would make them wonder why on earth you were saving it? Pillows, they would wonder why in the world I have so many bed pillows. After we sold the lake place, everything came to my house. Anything we could donate to either charity or neighbor kids moving to their first college apartment, we gave away. But no one wants pillows. We had sleeping arrangements for 15 at the lake place and naturally had pillows for each sleeper.
Now I am in a quandary. I don't want all these stupid pillows, but I also don't want to create unnecessary textile waste. So they take up space in a closet waiting for who knows what. Maybe the explorers will take them and put them to good use?
If you feel so inclined, join in the merriment and post your own answers either here or on your personal blog, but be sure to follow the link and add your blog to her post.
And now it is pouring down____again!