The mid-morning sun is softened by the thin white embroidered curtains.
In reality there is no harsh light as it’s filtered by the winter clouds before entering the bedroom window.
The old oak chest sits in the corner with two large drawers on the bottom and two half their size on top. It is showing age…too many moves. You can tell that the miles are taking their toll; a bit of the varnish is coming off. It’s the same for people.
The chest is painted brown with streaks of black paint covering the surface.
In the 1950’s and 60’s the paint technique was called “antiquing”. I’m confused by the idea of taking something that is truly an antique and painting it? I guess the chest was just thought of as an eye-sore at the time.
A wood jewelry box filled with small treasures sits in the middle. Not expensive in content, but treasures none-the-less.
To the left, hidden in the shadow is a small empty putter picture frame. It proudly displays grey cardboard. I’m unsure why it is empty. There has been no shortage of the past, only the future is the unknown.
I’m reminded of the story of the village cobbler who worked so hard providing shoes for the town that he wasn’t able to find the time to neither make, or mend the shoes of his family. “Cobbler’s kids and no shoes!”.
On the right of the chest, just touched by the soft window light, sits a camera…there has always been a camera.