An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?
Hmmm. Am I going to resist the temptation to play with this one?
I can see the room, perhaps you want to know what it looks like before I put my items in it (and perhaps by the time I have described it I will know for sure).
The room is very square, more like a set than an actual room. The walls are dark purple and red, and sheets hang from the ceiling (the sheets are not my items, they were already there). There are those spotlights on the ceiling like you get in aroma rooms at the gym, like stars with soft light. The floor is all covered in cushions, silk and velvet and different textures, again purple and deep burgundy.
There is music playing in the room anyway, so I don’t need to take my Ipod in (I thought I would have). I can smell musky scents, someone is burning incense somewhere and although I am alone in the room, I can feel lots of other people around; perhaps the house is filled with rooms like this with people like me. I wonder if all the rooms are different.
Now I see there are fairy lights all along the bottom of the room (I didn’t bring them either so they still don’t count as one of my items). I sit down with my legs crossed and decide that I do need something to look at, so the room has to have a window with the view of a tree outside whose branches are blowing in the wind to the time of the music.
I think I would like a cat to be with me in the room, it’s nice to sit still with a cat. I am not sure whether you can really count a cat as an object though, and it could have just came in the window and it could easily leave that way again (you can’t really count a window as an object and the tree is outside of the room).
For my objects, I will take with me a glass of water which refills itself, a book which changes stories every time I go back to the beginning and one of those biscuits that has enough nutrients to keep you going forever and never seems to be finished (because it is a magic room). I don’t know why, but once I go in the room, I know I will be there for a long time.
It’s your fault – you called it a Breathing Room and this is where it took me.