Heading up to the fallen star you first notice that it looks just like any other small suburban home, it’s inviting and colorful and has a tiny white door. As you start to walk towards the house you notice that it is slightly off balance. You don’t think much of it at first until you enter into the inside of it. Once I was inside of the house I noticed that everything looked just like it would in any other cozy home. Nice couch, family photos, and even a fireplace are there to put you at ease. I began to walk around the house in order to get a better look at the things inside of it and was all of a sudden overcome with the feeling of confusion and disorientation. For some reason everything should have been very soothing but when I looked out the window and realized that I was no longer on the ground I felt trapped then when I turned around and looked back at the inside of the house I felt dizzy. I then took a step outside and felt grounded. When heading out of the original building I looked up at the house again and discovered that the falling star is not my home and I found it to be a bizarre but interesting experience.
While walking towards the fallen star you are overcome with a sense of home. You feel like you are exactly where you should be. You are consumed with simple garden flowers, lovely green grass, inviting lawn chairs, and an inviting house. The minute the door opens you instantly feel a sense of off balance. When you walk into the house you instantly feel disoriented almost like you cannot get a grasp on yourself and your feelings. You feel like you are home but there is still a sense of confusion and misjudgment. There is also a large sense of distortion when standing in the house because it is not completely on balance and there are several things that just look off balance.
The number one thing that really caught my attention was the light fixture hanging in the center of the homes living room. It is the only thing in the entire house that is completely straight and on balance. When you look at it almost feels like it is more off balance than anything else in the house. The entire house in itself is completely deceiving. There are different places you can stand and look taller or shorter based on what you are standing next to and which way you are looking. When you leave the house you feel almost a sense of relief because you have been brought back to a center. You can focus yet again and you do not feel overwhelmed with emotion and confusion. When you look back at the house you are yet again reminded of home then remember the sense of insecurity you feel when you are heading back there.