I love the concept of a ‘Man Cave’ but more in calling it what it really is used for:
Crreative Craft Cave
….. I really want a Craft Cave & a Reading Den (not big enough to be called a library, not ostentatious enough to be caled a study)
How about you? What would you really like as your ‘Man Cave That Isn’t A Man Cave’??
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breathe in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.
Insert 17 when that moment happened and it’s THIS. You mind kind of just.. breaks and remakes itself in this moment.
I’m just going to crawl in to bed here… don’t mind me…
Webster Wagner Mansion in Palatine Bridge, NY
Built in 1876 for Webster Wagner, the inventor of the sleeping car for trains.
Fate was unkind - Mr. Wagner died shortly after the house was completed in an unfortunate train accident.