Squares of sunlight shine on the wooden flooring and caress the pure white walls. Half nets hang at the tall windows diffusing some of the brightness. The view of the park and the amount of natural light were two of the things that attracted her to this particular apartment.
Taking a deep breath she carries one box and pushes another with her foot into the small kitchen area. Her first priority – unpacking and setting the kettle to boil accomplished - she rolls up her sleeves and finishes unpacking the first box of kitchen utensils and crockery. Heavy footsteps announce the removal men’s arrival. Katherine opens the door and directs them to place the settee against the far wall. After months of drawing every possible configuration for her few items of furniture, she now has the perfect place for each piece. The far corner with its view over the pond and paved walks of the park will be the home of her easel. She will be able to paint to her hearts content, each canvas will reflect the changing seasons of her vista.
With her bed positioned on the opposite side from the settee and a small dining table and chairs set beside the kitchen, the removal men say their farewells and wish her luck. Surveying her new home Katherine sits for a while relishing her privacy. After so many months of turmoil with the divorce; to have silence surround her is bliss. Her new life begins today.