“The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody’s guess.”
–James Thurber

The two-flat in which we live has two units – one on the first floor and one on the second.  The third floor/attic, open to the rafters high above, is mostly a dark, stale, dusty open space except near the front of the house, where there are two small finished rooms.  Built sometime between 1910 and 1920, the rooms were probably for boarders – local workers or students.   This chair sits just outside the rooms and has probably been sitting in this same spot for half a century or more, moved only to accommodate the carpet remnant underneath.    I wonder what stories it could tell of the past?  What wisdom can it give for the present?  The future, well,  it had better tell the tales quickly, for the landlord begins cleaning out the attic tomorrow morning.

Day 236 of my 365 photo a day project.

The Armchair in the Attic

The Armchair in the Attic

If you are looking for art for your home or office or something to spice up your digital desktop, this image and most of the others from this project are available as prints and digital downloads.  You can also check out the rest of my portfolio here.