A Thousand Words

Everyone is familiar with the notion that a picture is worth a thousand words. In our kitchen, we discovered something else; a blank canvas is worth a thousand words.

A year and a half ago, two of my cousins moved into the apartment with me. When it comes to interior decorating, we definitely lack the “queer-eye!” Give me a bed and a reasonably comfortable seat and I’m good to go! My idea of a classy place is a bunch of Red Sox posters hanging on the wall. I’m not a big fan of those life-size Skin-It posters, but I’d put up a large one of Tebow; just to piss everyone else off! (I can’t wait to see how we decorate the apartment in LA!)

Left with bare walls, we decided to hang up an empty canvas. It was a silly idea which actually blossomed into a great art piece. I can’t remember who came up with the idea, so no one will get credit, but the empty canvas took on a life if its own. (It’s the centerpiece to our apartment!)

We often tell newcomers that the empty canvas is actually a painting of Boston during the Blizzard of 1978! If you look closely, you can actually make out the Prudential Building and the John Hancock Tower! (You really have to want to see it!)

Being able to create such nonsense is one of the advantages of living with a couple of guys who could care less about interior decorating! Being able to turn the kitchen table into an official beer pong arena is probably the best advantage!

I’ll miss the painting of the Blizzard, but I’m sure we’ll come up with some great idea while living on the West Side. Our silliness creativity knows no bounds!

Remember, the question is not, “why do you guys have brown walls,” but, ”Why don’t you have brown walls!

**The idea of calling a blank canvas “The Blizzard of ’78” has been copyrighted!**


Published by Peter Teixeira

First and foremost, I enjoy writing stories. I recently completed my first novel, and I successfully co-wrote a short film script, which won the grand prize in the words made easy competition.

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