19 January 2007

Wanderlust

Filed under: Websites

I’ve just spent the better part of 30 minutes looking at NormalRoom.com. It’s a site where people upload pictures of their homes from all over the world. With the exception of the 30 pictures of someone’s boring house in Boise, I’ve been enthralled. I want to live in a log house in Norway, or in a tiny studio in Japan, or perhaps a flat in Rome, or maybe an old house in the highlands of Scotland. I want to travel, to see new things, to experience it all, to be one with the world…

I want to walk down five hundred year old cobblestone streets with a loaf of bread under one arm and a bottle of wine in the other to my small, but quaint flat in Paris that looks over the rooftops of a thousand other apartments just like it…

I want to hear a million alien insects and birds chirping after a rainstorm on the porch of my ranch house in Queensland while sipping a beer after a long day…

I want to smell the jasmine bloom in the park down the street when I open the windows to my courtyard in San Jose and hear the cathedral bells tolling for a wedding or a funeral…

However, now I must finish cleaning out the coffee maker and go to the Safeway.

Which, perhaps to someone in Japan, Rome or maybe even Boise, would seem exciting. To me though, it’s Dullsville.

(sigh)

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