Memories and Breakfast

The Kitchen Shazira leads me to the green room. When I come here, I feel like I’m standing in a forest. There are plants in all of the rooms, but this room feels alive. The air is sweeter than the rest of the Watchtower. People meet here to share words and food and laughter. It’s a kitchen, cafe, and public meeting place. From outside, the room is the same size as the other five rooms. Within, the green room has three floors, and each floor is double the size of any of the other rooms. To the Jiku who come here often, this wonder is familiar and forgotten. The cafe is on top. It’s the most popular room in the house, and the only one of the levels that opens to the deck and the rest of the Watchtower. The other two floors are below the cafe, hidden in the…

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