an open window is one of my favorite things in the whole world.
it’s right up there with strawberry shortcake … the smell of puppies’ fur …
the eyes of a dog … all dogs … the still now-ness of a cat in the sun …
the laughter of children when they really find something funny …
early morning mist that you just barely feel on your face
but you know it’s there …
deep pine forests … the sound of the sea … hot soup … cold ice cream.
such simple pleasures. just like an open window.
especially if there’s a cool breeze and it’s a between season.
every window in my little cottage has the simplest curtains. white.
they are shower curtains, hung with those white hoops on tension
shower rods inside the windows! no. they are not plastic. they are
nice soft semi-sheer white material. ever so light. so easy to open and
close. just enough for privacy but wonderful for living with light.
sunlight and shadow of leaves play in the wind making beautiful
moving art. when the window and curtains are open, they float out
in the breeze, as if they want to dance around the room!
like little girls in white dresses that like to twirl.
in the whole cottage i have only one large beautiful picture on the wall.
in the living, dining area. it is a david hockney print in a simple frame.
it’s a deep blue swimming pool with a yellow diving board.
the pool surrounded by dark green trees. a private oasis.
it’s like you look at the pool through a window.
i look at it a lot. it makes me happy.
other than that, nature is my art. and when the windows can be open
it is pure joy.
i have two places where i read. in my tiny library … where i have my
computer on a simple wooden table … a bookcase with my book friends
and a white wicker chair with an ottoman right by the window.
the other place is my bedroom. i have a corner of windows there.
and another white wicker chair with an ottoman, a table and lamp to
hold a cup of something hot or a glass of something cold . . .
and the breezes through the windows!
it’s a little house with happy contented places . . . just simplicity.
not-stuff as pooh told rabbit.
i hope you can spend some time by an open window.
it’s good for the soul!