The Living Room Revisited
24 September 2013
September 24, 2013
I went back to The Living Room and realized it was way cooler than I had explained. (I guess I was so absorbed with choosing what I was going to have for breakfast, I missed a few things.) The actual "living room" is decorated in, what I will call, antique thrift shop. There is a variety of couches and tables that might have been worth something once upon a time, but probably aren't anymore. The walls are decorated with albums. Real album covers from the 60s and 70s, (as well as actual vinyls) like Loggins and Messina, for example. There are movie posters too. And framed magazine covers, like when Leonardo DiCaprio was young and just off the sensation of THE TITANIC.
This simple two-story house houses secrets, I am sure of it, and I want to sit here and veg and assimilate the real history that is kept within its walls. But I am locked in the 21st century; stuck between my own memories of the past and the fast-forwarding future. Yet, this structure, it holds a captivating presence.
Did I mention it has a back patio too? And I finally discovered the upstairs. The walls that originally divided the bedrooms have all been knocked down, allowing for a continual flow, despite four entry-ways that still hang on. I am told that those who want a quieter place to study find their way here. I find it interesting how we humans sometimes like to be quiet, but not alone. So we journey out to find a place where we can sit in peace with a room full of strangers.
I really like this coffeehouse/bistro and suggest, if you ever find yourself in Point Loma, stop for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat at The Living Room. You won't be disappointed.