Thursday, October 04, 2007

Little Rooms

A friend was sharing with me that for the first time in her life she is living in a big room by herself. As the conversation went on, I realized that I never lived in a big room by myself my entire life. When I was in China, I slept with my aunt on a bed that was made up with two wooden stood and four planks of wood. I shared the room with my sister and brother. After I came to the US, I slept in the living room sofa and shared a room with my sister. Then the 21 years I was locked up, I slept in rooms that are smaller than any average bathroom at home. Now I'm still sleeping in a room about the size of a bathroom. (I'm not complaining at all.) I find it interesting that I didn't noticed this fact until now.

I wonder what effect it has on me psychologically having slept in small rooms all of my life, if any.

5 Comments:

Blogger DVJ said...

"a bed that was made up with two wooden stools and four planks of wood"... just like I slept on in May in a small village of mixed ethnicity (they were very proud of how they all got along) somewhere in a river valley (upper reaches of the Yangtze) between Lijiang and Zhongdian. Those beds are very efficient and comfortable, easy to take down to return the room to its daytime function.

I turn to your blog every few weeks, glad to see you active and working and still safely here.

Differently Dotty

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