Inma’s appartment was like a doll’s house. Amazing how her aspirations could be seen in every nook and cranny. Of course her lover, Rubio, did not pay attention to much beyond her bed and butt. A quick glance around her humble abode reveals…
“In the south corner, above the old-fashioned radiator, there was a shrine to each of her idols or goals. Half a wall was filled with celebrity clippings and classic or blockbuster movie posters including a tough John Travolta and angelic Olivia Newton John embracing in Grease; the loud, colorful images from Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios. Another corner held miscellaneous memorabilia of old Hollywood, including the Casa Blanca classic frame of Bogart and Bergman, plus a laughing Marilyn on her fishnet haunches in Bus Stop. Sloppily painted ceramic souvenirs lined a simple shelf above her bed: an orange burro whose side baskets served as toothpick holders, a terra cotta bonbon dish Saludos desde Granada and a miniature Asturian clog inscribed Para mi madrina on one side and Oviedo on the front. This last clunky thing she treasured as a gift from her sister’s twin boys for whom she was both aunt and godmother. Her library included El Feng Shui para todos, Cantos nuevos by Lorca, something by Castaneda and a warped abridged Spanish-English dictionary from her school days.”
How much do your surroundings tell about you? How deep into your dwelling can a visitor dig?
In method acting, an actress would want to know what is in her character’s handbag so as to prepare for the role.
What would be in Inma’s medicine cabinet or pantry? These details speak volumes.