Clean Slate

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

The room that I am in at this moment doesn’t reflect the two people who live in this house. This home office is young, hip, trendy, minimalist and devoid of any personal touch. There are only two dominant colors present: black and white. The same for the rest of the house. Might vary in shades or hues here and there but it is ton-sur-ton/monochromatic nonetheless. The only added colors throughout are a couple of huge abstract art (I made them myself) which is leaning against the wall. I rarely hang frames. Only if it is really, really necessary and will add aesthetic value to the overall look. Very different from our other abode which is french (country) chic decorated leaning on romantic. A glimpse of it you can see in the last picture in my about page. But even there, personal touch is nowhere to be seen. No (family) photographs cluttering the walls. No mementos from far away travels. No hint of my ethnicity or age. I like it that way.

Though these two houses (including the room that I’m in) don’t reflect the person that I am completely, they are part of my personality. Facets, they call them. And I have many (there, I said it myself) like onions I have many layers. It is impossible to put me in a box. I’m all that and more.

As for the other inhabitant… well… let’s say that if I give him free rein/reign, he will turn our nest into a jumble of everything he likes with dark, heavy, clumsy rustic style as a foundation. While if you see him in person, he’s countenance, age and area of expertise speak more of the home office I was talking about at the beginning of this article.

Talk of many facets. Wait till you hear his taste in music…

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5 thoughts on “Clean Slate”

  1. I love the way you wrote this the differences between your two places how the room doesn’t reflect what we see on the outside of you but facets. You wrote this wonderfully weoo

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