That’s my home

That’s my home

100_5838 See that little white/yellow dot on the first mountain? That's my home. 100_3545 Sarah Village, Dharamsala, India 100_3099 I had two rooms in the teacher's building. This was the first room, otherwise known as the "kitchen." This is my stove that almost killed me. 100_3101 Before I left, this was used for storing boxes and pots and pans and the food my mother sent me. 100_3102 Door into the bedroom. 100_3111 This is when I first moved in. The chair later broke, and I put up the Tibetan alphabet on the wall and filled the photoframe on the wall. 100_3107 They were faded by the time I left. 100_3106 The balcony was the best part of my room. I was not excited to move from the guesthouse into the teacher's building, because it meant switching to squat toilets and cold showers, but the balcony made up for it. 100_3105 The built-in shelves. They were full of books when I left. 100_3104 The mattress is made of jute grass. I miss my bed the most. I tried to transition myself by eventually stacking the two mattresses I had and covering it with a quilt that I slept on top of, but it didn't work. 100_3103 More of the room. 100_3098 Monkey slippers! 100_3089 Door to the balcony. 100_3097 Notice the chair. 100_3093 View from the balcony. 100_2146 Clearly, it isn't much, but pictures can't express what it meant to me. A room is more than just the money you shove in it, whether it be in the form of new paint and furniture or all of your personal items. I like rooms that are actually lived in, that are not kept in pristine form all the time, where friends feel comfortable to lay down on your bed or take sweets from your desk. I used to collect so much junk, and I've learned that a room should be more than just a place for your junk; it should be a place for your life, family, and friends. And that small, cold-as-hell in the winter and hot-as... hell... in the summer concrete room is my favorite room of all time. If I could return tomorrow, I'd do it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyless_blue/sets/72157603892667913/ Past rooms (up to 2007). http://www.flickr.com/photos/skyless_blue/sets/72157603827419264/ The previous room (2007 - 2008). Bedroom It was a bit of a culture shock to go from that bedroom to this one. Good lord, my mother doesn't know how to throw anything out.
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