I keep lots of things on my walls. From where I sit, I can see a drawing of the Grim Reaper holding my hand, a picture I drew for the very specific reason of illustrating a point for this blog, actually. Above Mr. Reaper is “Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy, Though I fall, I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the Lord is a light for me.” Micah 7:8 (NAS) Above that is a picture of a flying car, the Ford Angelica from Harry Potter to be exact.
On my door (Which is purple) is an Apple logo, above which is the name Jesus. The Apple logo is glow-in-the dark. On the other side of the door, is a Ravenclaw emblem, below it is “Have You Seen This Wizard?” Sirius Black wanted poster.
On my other wall is a quote by Albus Dumbledore. “Time is making fools of us again.” Above the quote there is a sign for “The Leaky Cauldron” and beside the quote there is a Harley-Davidson logo. (It’s what the Elves ride.) Above the Harley-Davidson is another “Have You Seen This Wizard?”, beside the Harley-Davidson is a red shopping bag with a crown on it, underneath the crown are the words “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON” on the other side of the red bag is a Slytherin emblem. Above the Slytherin is a picture of Boromir of Gondor holding a guitar, and the words “ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY ROCK INTO MORDOR” on it.
Further along the wall is another “Have You Seen This Wizard?” And next to that is a map of Alagaēsia. Next to the map is a painting on the wall, from the ceiling to the floor, also glow-in-the-dark, representation of the Doors of Durin. (The Gate into Moria.) And on the other side of that is a poster of The Hunger Games book cover. Also a sword is on the wall with the word “LAW” on it.
On my monitor there are several Chinese characters on the side, Basically they mean “Courage, Honor, Willing Heart” & “Fire, Air, Earth, Water” On top is “I Am Fire” the Dauntless logo “I Am Dauntless” and on the bottom there is “I need not fear anything.” and the symbol of the Deathly Hallows. On the other side, there is nothing yet. I’m thinking of drawing a picture of a serpent, or a dragon, and a lion or a cat. They are all creatures I “connect” with rather well.
An odd wall, to be sure. But an observant eye could tell you a lot about me just from looking at it. I’m a Christian, I have an understanding of Death, I am an Apple fan, I am interested in Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, British Culture, flying vehicles, Eragon, and The Hunger Games. Time. Intelligence, Bravery, Courage, Cunning, Ambition, I have a familiarity with mythology, and consider myself to be Dauntless. I have a sense of humor, as well as a darker sense of reality, in the Elder Wand and the sword of Law.
The wall is a portrait of the person who dwells within the room. (The walls are black and white, half of it is black the other half white.) No wonder I feel a wee bit strange sometimes, all these oddities as my view when I’m trying to think. A pile of swords in the corner, next to one of those artist things with a hole in it for mixing paint, and a guitar. My other wall is mostly decorated with tons and tons of names. Friends, family, people I care about. I will not say their names here. But there are a lot of people on that wall, along with a number of things about how I’m viewed by God, to remind me of who I am. It is in this room where I am most likely to lose my identity, all sense of who I am, to forget myself.
The other wall, opposite the one with the keep calm bag, is blank, except for a few words, and a painting of the graves of my characters, in the one corner, and a picture of me as a baby and an old, old, old, pastor, (One whom I remember mostly for the hugs we exchanged.) in the other. the middle has a piece of “blackout” cloth stretched across it to function as a makeshift projector screen.
This is my tower. It is my place of solitude. Where I go when I need to think.
And it’s so human. I mean, it’s such a human thing to have interest and expressions of things. It is good to be a human being, and I’m glad to be reminded of it. To be, it is the best thing to be, and I am glad that I am a human being, neither a monster or a god, nor the ability to become either, I am, and always shall be, human, and this room with all its eclectic decor, reminds me of that. It has a bit of my personality in it, even when I’m not there. (I think, I am never in the room when I’m not in the room, I really can’t say for certain. I’ve watched Toy Story, I can’t guarantee there isn’t a massive panic every time I turn the door handle.)
Oh, and the outside of my door is designed to look like the door to the TARDIS.