Clean Windows

Once a year I have my windows cleaned professionally, yesterday was the day. It always makes me happy. What a treat! The skylights show brilliant sky in the daytime and stars at night  – windows show trees that are a thousand shades of green – the pasture now going to seed behind my bedroom – all are mine to see.

The clarity brings focus to the surroundings. Or perhaps focus is the difference. Last night mid-sleep I wanted to see what the skylight in the Living Room showed – stars, of course. As I think about it this morning I realize it might have shown stars before it was washed, it was I who was not paying attention.


Each morning waking up at the Barn, the season greets me. My headboard is directly parallel to this view and it is a rare morning that I do not pause in gratitude for  this reminder of life’s changes. Like the stream into which a toe is placed always changing,  the scene will never be the same again, ever.

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The windows are so clean that the reflection of the living room window can be seen in the kitchen window. I can see by this photo that I must move the vase to the right – I did not see this before!

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus

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