Sage’s Contents of Orwell’s Room 101:
- Those who simply do not care enough.
I realize there are a great many things I’d place in there in regards to my own life: cancer, an overly dramatic childhood, some people who were simply not good and/or even down right evil, and an assortment of other “worst things in the world.”
There are things I’d banish to that room…only they all made me who I am today…and I wonder who I’d be without them. Perhaps the key is to put them in there and then no one else could ever experience them either…but what if they also might be shaped differently…for the better even after it was all over.
And then I remembered a key point I’d forgotten from the book…Room 101 is brightly lit…and I begin to wonder if it’s so when you go back in you can quickly and clearly locate what you banished. Because if I put my ovarian cancer in there, then I’m a shadow of the woman I see reflected today. I needed that cancer to happen and frankly that statement is still a bit too horrid to contemplate very long.
The room is bright – It’s the ultimate flashlight onto those things you think/know you need but wish you could lock away forever. I think I’d probably have to go back in for the cancer. Does that make sense?