secret passages and hidden rooms are high on my list of favorites. sometimes guests are surprised when they find out the cottage has a second story because the stairs are tucked away in a very unlikely cabinet. it's a steep winding climb up to two cave-like rooms in the attic with all kinds of cubbies and hidden storage compartments.
but one of the rooms i almost never enter. every time i see the door i just want to BACK AWAY. like my whole life will crumble if i go in there.
maybe my life will unravel if i let myself have my own space. maybe i'll forget to come back out and pay the mortgage or feed the chickens or kiss my husband.
and/ormaybe i'll make some paintings and sew some stuff and imagine all sorts of things from the comfort of my very own safe haven.
come what may i'm daring myself to go in.
closing the door and still...breathing...
"Oliver can you hear me from in here?"