|Attic Apt. -Deemed 6th Floor
Day 6: Home
Well, not exactly.
But this is where I reside. It is the attic of a house that is deemed to be in the historic part of Trenton, NJ. I also nickname it the Batcave.
You can tell I reside here because my style of decoration tends to be a bit eclectic. Depending on which room. I have a total of three rooms, one bathroom, and a small kitchen area. Where I could not afford lots of lavish paintings, I substituted images of people, things, slogans, concepts that I liked and weaved them together in my own little tapestry.
The year I moved into this apartment was the year of Obama. It was a month before the November elections and I sensed this would be a historic event. So, for a while, in one of the rooms, there was a tribute to Obama. It has sense been taken down, not because of any disappointment I have in his performance ( I knew he couldn't turn around in three and a half years what Bush destroyed in eight) but because it was time for a switch up in design. I took pictures of it for preservation.
But where I really consider home is the state I was born in (Mississippi) and the town I grew up in Summit. It's where I got love and care from my grandparents. Even though I've lived in NJ since 2003, I have never called this place home. Even when traveling from MS to NJ, I always say, "I'm headed back to Jersey." When I travel to the apartment, I say, "I'm going back to the apartment." I never say "Home" unless I am talking about traveling to MS or traveling down South.
|back in 2008; in MS