Windows: A Photo Essay

I often find myself enthralled by windows. Windows are gateways to ‘another’ world, yet serve as barriers, too. It is like being in a place that is so near yet so far away, if you view windows in this way.

It may also be either one or the other – windows can let you connect to the outside, while staying safe inside. This is more like it for me, most times.

Or — you may perhaps see windows as a boundary between you — and the world out there.

Here is a series of photos of a window at home taken from slightly different angles, and at various times of the day. I was hoping to catch the subtle changes in hues and shades of the cloudy sky above.

“People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” –

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Gallery: Windows of the Soul

 

These are some of my photographs depicting different window scenes, except for the last photo which depicts the message of forgiveness and forgiving (see photo credit, A Christian Counselor). A window’s perspective. There’s something about windows that has always fascinated me; somehow the view from behind a window frame makes the scene outside more alluring than when I am seeing it out there.  On deeper reflection, we find  the world around us is mostly seen from the windows of our soul…

Looking for the beauty around us...

The way we see the world around us comes from deep within.

Serenity

Out of the goodness of our heart comes goodness, and we see beauty around us.

And from the evil inside, we spew evil through our words and actions. I’m reminded of one quotation:  “When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself” ― Earl Nightingale

Mystery

Indeed, for you show who you are, what you are by the way you judge others. We must be careful then of how to pass judgment on others — you can just see in many social media posts how cruel many are in their condemnation of others’ behavior by the way they share their opinions, or criticism about others – as if they themselves can never, ever do wrong!

Homeliness

When our heart is filled with love, we can see through the prism of love, and forgiving is made possible for us, though it’s hard to forgive those who have hurt us and our loved ones. Still, we can forgive, if we ask for the grace of God’s forgiveness.

From the windows of the soul...a vista of forgiveness...Rainbow of God's Healing Light

                        Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us…             

Photo Credit: A Christian Counselor