Talking Houses and Stranger Things
I hang out on rooftops instead of smoking cigarettes. Houses tell me things people never do. They do not have the social graces of people because they do not care what people think. But, they are utterly relieved to have a conversation with someone other than the house next door.
A couple of nights ago an English Tudor complained to me about someone leaving mustard on the wall behind a garbage can in the kitchen, for weeks. He said the people inside have noticed it, but they don’t give a shit. When the owner, “Rebecca” saw it she said, “Dammit,” and then dug at it with her long blue painted finger nail for a moment before pulling a Heineken out of the fridge.
“It’s humiliating. How am I supposed to feel, what am I supposed to think,” the Tudor said. I told him that people are busy but he wouldn’t hear it. He said, “No, they don’t care about me, they just want to use me.”
Houses are fairly sensitive. Recently, I heard that single family homes and apartments are talking strike. I don’t know what that means exactly because I haven’t found a house willing to open up and tell me much about it. I did hear a threat from a two-story Ranch though. “People will be sorry, that’s all you need to know,” he said.
I don’t want to upset anyone, it’s just a rumor and probably nothing will come of it. I’ve heard other rumors in the past, like there is going to be a “protest” against the homeowner’s who keep the heat at 68 degrees all winter. I guess houses get cold too, but that protest never happened even though there was quite a bit of talk about it.
So I wouldn’t worry too much about the rumors or houses causing any trouble. It’s not like it’s “Stranger Things” or anything. It’s not like we live in the “Upside-Down.” I’m just saying houses talk to me and sometimes I hear stuff, that’s all.
Thank you for reading my thoughts.
Stay wild stay free,
Black Sheep Rebel Girl