pink house

February 26, 2021

I know why I am drawn to this house and it’s not just because it’s pink. My grandparents lived in a house just like his –– a salmon pink cottage –– and it held such happy memories. They lived in Bermuda, and the house was surrounded by that thick, green crab grass that tickles your feet and grows all over the island. Inside, the house smelt like my grandmother’s perfume, First, by Van Cleef Arpel, and whatever my grandfather was cooking, spaghetti bolognese or chicken a la king. The curtains were a thick, floral fabric, and the walls were painted lemon yellow and powder blue. In the afternoons, we’d play cards and Bingo! and watch episodes of The Young And The Restless on a fuzzy t.v. This painting is by Peter Lanyon, a British Artist. I’m not sure if this is England, but the rust and mustard and mossy green are definitely not tropical. I like the movement in the tree, and the puffs of smoke coming out of the chimney.

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