When we first walked in our house
the view had me entranced
a window to the world outside
we both knew at a glance.
It was the place for us
not just the view but the vibe
this was a calming space
where the outside world came inside.
To see the hills and the sky alive
we could feel the world within
the backyard lush and green
though drought has changed it since then.
Fifteen years ago with another on the way
we decided to extend
and the view opened further still
when we built a room at the end.
A huge picture window went in
bringing more light into play
where I watch rainbows and sky colours change
and where night time fades away.
Nearby in the lounge
a stain glass window was crafted
with talented hands by my hub and his mum
pride of place are two kookaburras laughing.
But my window doesn’t open
it’s purpose is a view
and sometimes I wonder
what would happen if I knew.
Why do I let windows of opportunity pass
when it’s all there waiting below.
My two unopened windows
are they really just for show?
Windows show us what’s outside
and also looking in
but often to see clearly
we need to look within.
To see where we are going
when the view can be unclear
perhaps it’s when we step outside
that obstacles disappear.
Here’s to making the most of those windows of opportunity that appear in our lives.
Appreciating the beauty and inspiration that surrounds us where ever we are, whether looking out or looking in.
Let’s never forget, where-ever we are there’s always a different view and a new perspective. It’s up to us to look up and find it.
In response to Patrick’s A Word and a pic Challenge #64: Windows