My Love of Windows
My Favorite Windows
Windows, for some reason, have always held a special interest for me. Sometimes it's the shape of the window such as an arch. Other times it's the color of the window frame with contrasting walls around the window. Often I love the vibrant colors in the flower pots on the window sill. Sometimes what interests me is the story behind the window...who lives there? What kind of life do they have? Do they get along? Are they happy? Don't get me wrong, I'm not a peeping tom! I guess my love of people watching has something to do with my interest in windows. I love people and I'm infinitely curious as to the story of each person's life. Maybe this is why I love my profession of Counseling. I think a great movie could be made about just about every person who has ever lived.
Windows represent life. Life on the inside and life on the outside. They represent protection from the elements as they keep out rain, wind, dust and snow. The also represent protection from those who might want to hurt us or take what we have worked so hard to create. Windows are an important aspect of a decorator's job: making the window stand out and lend beauty to the home. Window sills are used for decorating with flower pots, vases, photos and frames, and books. Window seats are people's favorite places to sit and read a book or daydream. Sometimes a window sill makes a good shelf and is useful for placing things we need on hand, such as a sponge, soap, razor, or a bottle of shampoo or lotion. In hot climates, windows are a must! I regulate the temperature of our apartment with the window-open a little more when it's hot, and almost closed when it's cool at night.
For me, windows symbolize a person's world, their heart, soul and mind. They tell us what each person chooses to share with the world, and what they want to keep private.
I want to share some of my favorite windows with you. I hope you enjoy them!