The "Genius Loci" of a place is usually that location's distinct atmosphere. My meaningful place is probably my own dorm room. It is small and cozy, and has a feeling of solitude in the middle of a mass of people. The atmosphere is that of a bungalo. Ok, not really, but that just sounded cool. The real atmosphere is truly a mess of personal belongings put in to a place that isn't all mine. I must respect the room because it is only a place that I am staying at for the moment. Although I make it my home, my belongings are still not of the room. When I have friends over, it has an atmosphere of being a hangout spot. There are things all over my room such as a tv, stereo, fridge, and everything else that makes it that type of an atmosphere. It is a place to just relax when you need time to yourself as well. When I get back to my room after classes, I feel relief and comfort. I usually always have my shades open, and therefore that light from the courtyard seeps in to my room, causing me to not need to turn on my lights. When I have the windows open and it is windy, it reminds me of my room at home in Sioux Falls. The air is the same, and the breeze comes through thewindows like it did back home. I like that feeling that it makes of me being at home. The colors are quite dull, but the posters i have put up add color and meaning to the room. Walls arent just white anymore, they are a mixture of things I like and things that I want to be there. This is the Genius Loci of my dorm room.
Esta es mi casa!