Sunday, November 27, 2011

Skylights and rants

How cool would it be if we had skylights at the house?? On the ceiling of my bedroom!  Although I admit I'm NOT a fan of morning light when I wake up, but still I think they would look cool. And if they had shades, to help leave the sun light out when I didn't want it, it would be even cooler!!!  A grrrrrreat place for skylights would be the ceiling in uni though. Or the library! Don't get me wrong, we have many windows, and most of them are big, and we get plenty of natural light. It's that you can't beat the skylights' coolness and natural light  :D that, or I'm just obsessed with NCIS's offices and skylights in general...

Personal fact: When I was 6 years old, my mom and I moved in another house, and my room had 2 windows, a big one that led to a big balcony, and a smaller one, just by my bed. My mom had put up a little curtain there, and every night I went to bed I used to open the curtain to look at the night sky. I used to love that. During my high school years, I left the curtain open as well, (we were back to our old house then) and I moved my bed near the window, to be able to see the sky again. It used to comfort me so much, to look at the trees outside and the night sky, the clouds, the lights from the other houses.

I don't often think about those days, I don't like to remember them, but those little details that I had to try hard to remember now, all come back to me and feel so familiar. Familiar but distant. So distant. Like it wasn't me that looked out of that window every night, listening to my portable cd player, drawing, writing poems, thinking, imagining the future, my future, a time when everything would be so much better... It's so weird that I don't remember those days, unless I try to. It's weird, but I feel so distant from my old self... I try to find old me, but it's so hard sometimes... But it's nice when I do, because it feels warm and familiar :)

3 comments:

Joanne Barragan said...

I feel for you, Danni. I’ve always wanted the same feature for my room too, but had been too afraid to cut a rectangular hole on the roof myself. :* And maybe, if we’d have more natural light in our room, we would be less dramatic. Lol. Do you have one now, anyway?

Lino Kosters said...

One great thing about skylights is that you can make a lot of adjustments to suit your mood and situation. If you want your room to be well-lit, you can let it be as it is, but if you want it to be a bit shadowy, you could use shades to cover it. Anyhow, I'm also inspired by the designs I see on TV shows. That gives me idea of what I want to do in my home.

Lino Kosters @ Arrys Roofing

Joann  Winton @ AJCRoofing said...

Paving way for natural light and the idea of star gazing at night inside the house make skylight an in demand addition for every household. You can always create a cover for your skylight if excessive morning sunlight bothers you. Anyway, were you able to install one already?