A window has so many meanings. First of all it’s “just” a piece that separates inside from outside. But then there’s so much more to it. If you see the word “window” don’t you automatically think of “the window of opportunity”? I do.
Think about it: You hide behind the window, safe in the world behind it. When you open it, you let so many things in. A different temperature, it might be warmer or colder than inside. You also open up the view. For you but also for people outside who might not have been able to see you before. You let in fresh air (Sometimes mosquitoes as well, but let’s just not talk about that…). You might experience something new.
Although you open yourself up, you still stay behind your walls, kind of safe and sound from everything but ready to observe. You can take it all in, while you kind of open yourself up for the outside but still stay ready to close that window again and in doing so take yourself out of what you feel is unsafe.
I do like my window open, if it’s not too stormy, cold or hot outside. What I for sure love to do is look outside and watch what’s going on… So here, as a blast from the past, what I might see…
There’s a light breeze coming in. The windows are fully open and the place is empty. For now.
It’s the most magnificent view I can imagine. There’s the ocean and the sun is setting just behind it. It looks as if the beautiful dark orange ball is swallowed by the huge body of water.
I breathe in the fresh air, the scent of the ocean and the close by beach. There are some seagulls gliding just above the calm surface of the water. Their calls are almost everything I can hear. Almost.
One of the waiters is setting tables. I’m surprised there not more people in here tonight. Especially at this time of the day. It’s the best time to be here, watching the sun set while enjoying a good meal and a good wine.
I stand there, looking out the window, watching the old couple I’ve seen before walk with their dog along the little beach. I wonder if they pick up shells or little pieces of glass. Glass jewels as my kids call them. You know, the washed out pieces of glass you sometimes find on the beach? Those…
I watch this old couple strolling along the beach, every now and then picking something up and getting closer to the cliffs at the other side of the beach. I watch them how they walk next to each other and then suddenly get closer and wrap their arms around each other for a kiss. They might be grand parents. How sweet to see that they still want to hug and kiss. I imagine they’ve been together for a while now. But who knows? Maybe they’ve only just found each other.
The sun has set. The light is slowly dimming. The tables are set. The place is ready for the next day when guests will be back, enjoying a meal and a stunning view. Maybe watching people on their walk along the beach. Soon it will be busier here. Soon the temperatures will be warmer and the water will be full of families trying to cool down.
I will be back but now it’s time for me to leave. Not without trying to spot the old couple one more time. They’re now almost back at the parking, ready to go home, their dog jumping up and down next to them.
I wish I could have the place just for me at this time of the day with all its windows wide open. It wouldn’t be fair to everyone else though who’s enjoying tranquil moments like this there too. I haven’t been there and really looked outside this window in the last couple of weeks but looking forward to do it soon again.
Nevertheless the world you can discover looking out a window is amazing, no matter which window we open or look through. So look up. Open the curtains or even open the window. Look outside and enjoy.
Inspired by the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Through The Window
Inspired by the Daily Post Daily Prompt – Window