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Querencia Essay Draft: My Sky Rains Inspiration

I’m cuddling close to my blankets and sheets as a chill passes over me. My toes and fingers are cold as ice, and even in my blurry frame of mind, I can tell that it’s about six in the morning. My biological alarm clock is cruel and hardly ever lets me sleep past 7:30. I groan and rub the sleep from my eyes as I realize that I’m fully awake and there’s no going back to sleep after this. Though I’m lying in my toasty bed, though I don’t want to move because I’m so comfortable, I know that eventually I’ll have to. I roll onto my side down onto my bed platform, and land on my carpet knees first. I unconsciously fix my hair out of habit as I do a once over on rather dim room.

The black desk that sits in front of me takes up an entire wall is littered with art supplies and a small TV. My armless leather swivel chair pushed into the opening of the desk is probably the only movable thing in the room that’s where it’s supposed to be. The twin bed is pushed into the corner where my windows meet; it’s supposed to do something with feng shui, I think. I have clothes everywhere in front of my bed, but not on the side where I’m sitting. My white door is closed and locked; I can’t sleep with it open. My rolling closet mirrors reflect my ‘world’ in an image that’s nearly perfect. I take a glance at my pretty and petite black guitar that’s propped up against its hard leather case. I’ll practice when everyone’s awake, I tell myself as I crawl onto my leather chair not even a foot in front of me.

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Don’t wake everyone up, dummy. Don’t wake everyone up. I repeat this in my head several times over as I notice that there aren’t any birds chirping like there usually is. For the first time of my day, I turn towards my window; I turn towards the sun. But I wasn’t greeted by a warm light. My eyes finally crack open to a room with shades of blue and dark grey filtering through a black window screen. Early morning always turns it into a room of an opposite season; the walls are painted burgundy and tan. This, in the daylight, ...

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