Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Child's bedroom curtain (Germany 1958)

My sister and I shared a small bedroom. These curtains accompanied us all through our chidhood. They featured a girl in a green checked dress with blond plaits, a boy on a bike, a ball, building blocks, a bird in a cage. When I was ill in bed and not allowed to read, I would look at them and make up stories. I felt like the bird in the cage and was dreaming of escape. The room had no heating, it was full of stuff that my mother could not bear to throw away - I was trapped.


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