Looking Out What Do You See?

Moving Day

Several months ago, I decided to move to a new place. My previous suite was a basement one and while grateful for it, both in terms of cost and its size, there were drawbacks. The one that had a direct negative impact was the noise above me. Sitting on my couch and looking out a big window was the other downside.

“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” ― Edith Wharton

My daughter’s announcement that they were moving into a larger townhouse further north in our city was the push needed. “I will move too,” was my immediate response, “Need somewhere closer to you all.” Registering on apartment search sites, my “must haves” were (1) top floor and (2) wide windows. I got both. Top floor, wide windows in my bedroom, ones that allow the breeze to caress me awake every morning and lull me to sleep at bedtime.  My living room opens to a large patio that I step onto through sliding glass doors.

Looking Out To The Horizon

Up by 4:30 most mornings, you will find me looking out on to the early morning horizon of Northern Edmonton. My view is not particularly scenic but the big blue skies of Alberta makes up for that. With my mug of coffee in hand, I bask in the fresh air wafting in from the large patio windows. I imagine the ocean out there at the edge of the big skies. Being an ‘island girl, this is particularly comforting for me, every morning transporting me to memories of my childhood holidays on the north coast of Jamaica.

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lookingLooking out my windows, with the rising of the sun, I ‘see’ the vast potentials my day holds. With the setting of the sun, I behold the promise that tomorrow is an opportunity to love more and stretch further.

“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air,new lights and new truths to enter.” ― Amit Ray

What about you? Do you have a big window or two in your home that you enjoy sitting by and looking through? When you do, what do you see?

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4 thoughts on “Looking Out What Do You See?

  1. Girl I think we are related. When I am searching for an apartment I must have lots of large windows and a patio. I feel claustrophobic just looking at the way some apartments are made. I would have preferred a better view when I look out but I am working on that when I buy the house. A peaceful, serene view when I look out is so important to me.

    1. Ms Claudette

      We know we are related…this is just further confirmation! 🙂 Yes, my home is my sanctuary and my soul must be at peace approaching and in it. 🙂

  2. Let me say, I’m coming to visit. I just won’t be up at 4:30. Lol. My kitchen window view is beautiful trees. As I look out my window of life and a new year of life (its my bday), I realize I need to make changes. Changes of removing toxic, negative and moochers out of my way.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I look forward to your visit and you giving me the details of those changes that you have made. 🙂

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