The first part of this assignment is to choose or take a few pictures of your home (where you grew up or where you live now), or another home that you are familiar with. You will use these pictures to think about the place you’ve chosen as an essay—so, the reverse of how we thought of it in class….
Deep down a long driveway behind a house lies our little bitty house. The way I remember it, the way it was before they painted it a shit green, it was a simple while house with a blue door and a window next to it that I was able to fit through.
I can’t remember what our cozy house was like before my father decided to put tile; he placed soft green and blue tiles on our floor inspired by our trip to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium that summer. All the walls were also a soft blue, which gave the house a cheerful glow, which was not the case for our family later on.
Upon entering our house, you would find yourself in both the kitchen and the living room; they were together. Straight across stood our television stand, which consumed a large part of the living room, along with the sofas worn with my and my sister’s childhood.
To the right is the kitchen, with old appliances that surprisingly worked then. Above the microwave was another window, too small for an adult, but somehow was broken into.
To the left of the entrance of the apartment is a doorway hidden by a curtain: my and my sister’s room. Also painted blue, we had an old Mac computer on an old desk. I had an obsession with Pokemon and I had all kinds of Pokemon merchandise- including my comforter. My sister, on the other hand, had a Winnie the Pooh blanket.
Our back yard, which we were not allowed to wander off to unsupervised, consisted of a downwards slope made of stone ledges and greenery. The slope ended at a creek- Sausal Creek- which was closed off by a fence. Every so often we would have a raccoon scurry through the fence. To the right of the yard stood a gigantic pine tree. The pine made me anxious whenever we had earthquakes; I was afraid it would fall on our house.