Fresh face

… for my wall!

And by ‘fresh,’ I mean ‘terribly similar to painter’s tape green.’

underneath it all is 'my little pony purple'.  the left is the terrible colour that made me cry.  the right is the new 'spruce green' which was given to me in pity.

underneath it all is 'my little pony purple'. the left is the terrible colour that made me cry. the right is the new 'spruce green' which was given to me in pity.

Despite the fact that I painted so impulsively, it feels good to be a part of the history of this apartment.  Last night I was noticing a long bump in the wall that is only about 3mm wide but about 8 feet long.  I think it’s because of excess paint on the outer rim of my paint roll.  I examined all the other bumps and crevices on the wall and thought about how some of them were hidden and some were exaggerated by my recent 3 coats of paint.
I think it’s kind of neat to live in places that have housed a lot of people.  Places that are in neighbourhoods that are notoriously cheap and/or transient, and that allow people a really comfortable resting place without having to relinquish their entire credit capability to the buyer’s market.
It’s fun to imagine who’s lived there before, why they chose such a location, and WHY they’d have the guts to choose my little pony purple as a colour to paint a whole hallway with.
I’ve added to the great list of ‘Why’s’ in this place, and it makes me feel at home.
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1 comment
  1. gramps said:

    one of the things I like about this blog — and you — is your way of seeing things unexpectedly (well, for my little brain at least). I don’t know many people who LIKE the fact that “their” home has been inhabited — and in some way, made less nice by this fact — by other humans. I like the 3mm, 8 foot long bump. Very snakelike.

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