I’m an early riser – Memory House
The room is decorated in pinks and mauves; it has the look of a little girl’s room, a bouquet of prints blending into one another and the large double bed covered in a comforter that appears fluffy as a cloud.
“It’s lovely,” Annie exclaims. She steps inside and sets her overnight case down alongside a large mahogany dresser.
Ophelia makes no attempt to close the door, nor does she walk away. She watches Annie move around the room, first touching her hand to one thing and then another: the crocheted doily on the dresser, the ruffled curtain, a silk lampshade.
“This is my favorite room,” Ophelia says. “It overlooks a pond filled with ducks and geese. The squawking can be a bit annoying early in the morning, but they are a delight to watch. If you think the noise will bother you—”
“Not at all,” Annie replies. “I’m an early riser.”