museum (noun): a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic, or cultural interest are stored and exhibited
home (noun): the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household
Most days, these words are synonymous.
6:37am; The setup.
Delgado Museum of Separate Worlds; Cost: Loss of familial and loving feelings.
7:34am; A sign of life before the museum opens.
Within the hour, the main exhibit is clear of life. It will remain like this for the rest of the day. It is for him.
A single flash of warm light. The kitchen is for all.
Small, crowded, pops of color. His presence keeps it orderly and stainless.
The secluded, cozy bedroom. The only room with painted walls and toys. The ceiling lights are rarely turned; natural light is favored.
A warm light, items casually thrown about in a way only I understand. This room is for me.
Clean, white walls, a cross, a dream-catcher, two small paintings. Her touch has barely affected this room.
It resembles the first exhibit. It is shared but this room is for him.
Crowded, messy, colorful. A space for work and a space for escape.
Her life is pushed into this room. This room is for her.