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  1. Anne Spollen quote

  2. Christine Says:

    This made me think about how many people actually live their lives sitting at windows, not just the elderly and agoraphobic either.

    I see so much out of my office window as I sit at my desk and out of our kitchen window as I stand by the sink. I could set our clock to certain events. When I see the one-legged man (seriously!) riding his bicycle westbound past our house, I know it is about 8:30 AM. When I see him riding the other direction with his crutches in a special holster on the side of his bike, I know it is just after 5.

    After all of these years, I feel I know him, along with the regular dog walkers, grocery shoppers etc. I have seen a young man jogging past our house on a regular basis since he was in middle school. Now he is probably 30. If I saw him in the grocery store I might be tempted to greet him as an old acquaintance, but he would look at me without recognition. Such is the odd relationship that windows create.

    • katry Says:

      My grandmother lived in elderly housing, in a small apartment. When my dad visited her, every curtain would open a bit so the people living in the other apartments could see who was coming.”It’s Cecilia’s son!”

      I love your last line and know exactly what you mean.

  3. Minicapt Says:

    Bill Gates discovers the wonders of Windows.


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