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?
I sit, a stranger in someone's living room. My eyes are drawn first to the array of photos and hodgepodge of frames they call home. Multiple generations live or visit here, in the photos and in the home proper. Lives are documented from childhood, through high school, weddings, and the next generation. A baby gate rests behind a big wooden rocking chair. A walker sits beside an old recliner offering proof that one of the residents has difficulty walking. A homemade cat scratching post and the dog that has chosen the high traffic area to nap tells me the fur also belongs to residents of the house. The room is never going to make Better Homes and Gardens magazine, but it says make yourself at home.