Home is where the he(art) is. Or at least I think so, don’t you?
I wish I was a modern day Da Vinci, being a man of all trades, but maybe someday I will be. Until then, I’ll let my friends and acquaintances help me out with my wild and frivolous dreams. For instance, architecture. It’s mind boggling for me. Interior designers, interior decorators (don’t get those two confused, they are very different), landscape architecture, all things relating to the home, I would one day like to say that I am “proficient” in.
But again, I am not. For now.
If you don’t already know, I am in a committed relationship with one of the most sweetest, handsome, caring, adorable guys ever. That’s enough sap for one post, I don’t want to get you guys too grossed out, but he’s genuinely the best.
Anyways, he and I went to Las Vegas a few days before Christmas just as a fun trip with some of my friends. On the way back from Vegas, he talked about where he wanted to live, how many kids he wanted, and how he would spend his retirement. He wants to spend his days in the middle of a desert, where you can only see the mountains and nature. I’m not talking about Death Valley or the Sahara Desert where there is literally nothing around, I’m talking about parts of the deserts in Arizona, where there are cacti and thousands of shrubs and Joshua Trees and wildlife everywhere.
Doesn’t that sound beautiful?
So I asked him, if he had enough money to afford his dream home, what would it consist of?
- Self-sufficient (being able to not rely on electric, gas and water companies, i.e. solar panels, geothermal power, possibly windmills)
- Eco-friendly (a home that is built out of recycled material and does not leave that large of a carbon footprint)
- Beautiful (obviously)
- "Modern with a Native American inspiration" (still having a little trouble deciphering the blend, but that’s why I’m not an architect/interior designer!)
- Garden and/or greenhouse for vegetables
- Lake/river nearby (to add to the self-sufficiency and beautiful aspects)
I think he’s thought about this for awhile, don’t you?
Either way, it got me thinking about a future lithograph or etching that I will do this semester. I want to create a piece as a time capsule, to show what our twenty-something year old ambitions are. I want to design a house (or at least the exterior) in a setting that he approves of so that we can look back together and see how close we got to it. Of course, it may not happen unless we both become multi-millionaires, but who doesn’t love to dream? And when you think about those dreams, your thoughts usually become those things. That’s at least what my dear friend has always told me, that “creating your space” and “thoughts become things.”
So to all of you out there, that want to have their own “dream” home and “perfect” relationship, keep thinking, keep doing, and most importantly, keep creating.
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