Kids usually dream of owning big houses with swimming pools when they grow up, occupying awesome jobs like astronauts and firefighters and detectives, they dream of the day when they’d have a swimming pool in their backyard which they could jump into from their bedroom window… so compared to them, I’m definitely a little under-ambitious. Well okay I still would like that swimming pool.
I, however, the little bookworm that I was, always dreamed of having my own personal library. Along the years my reading tastes might have changed, my job choice changed, my personality changed… but my desire for a library remained strong and consistent. I can picture it clearly as if I were actually holed up in it.
Ha. I wish.
My dream room is not very big or very small, but the right size to be cosy. It will have four walls, as rooms generally do, but the wall across from the door will be made from glass, and it shall hopefully overlook my swimming pool and have sunlight streaming through it during the day. The other three walls will be made of shelves, shelves upon shelves of books rising from the floor to the ceiling. I want the books to be so tightly pressed together to the point where they might burst out of their shelves and drown me.
I’ve actually been told that I might end up dying under a pile of books, and that’s okay with me!
In the center of the room there shall be a big, plushy couch with a footrest on which I can sit or lay down and read to my heart’s desire. There will be a small table stand next to it on which I may place my mug of coffee or a big slab of chocolate. Between the armchair and the glass wall there will be a big mahogany desk with a glossy surface hidden under a scattering of papers, notebooks and pens. And it will have a comfortable chair. None of those chair that kill your back after an extended period of time. And it will swivel. I love swiveling chairs.
I’m lucky that my fiancé also wants a room like this. With two people working towards such a goal, that room can’t be far off. Right? =]
This was written in response to Daily Prompt: Writing Room. Do you have a dream room of your own? Is it still nestled in your mind or has it become a reality?