Monday, August 25, 2008

Zen Monday: Secret Window

You tell me about the window today. Tomorrow I'll show you where I found it.

On Zen Monday you experience the photo then tell me what it's about, rather than me telling you what to experience from viewing it.

23 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

Through the darkness & in through that narrow slice of light is the long forgotten & lost, Patio of Amy's!

Knoxville Girl said...

When Life slams a door shut in your face, it often opens up a window. It's only a secret if you don't look for it.
I'm telling ya, Petrea, that's where my life is right now. Thanks for the Zen moment!
Beautiful pic, btw.

Laurie said...

light filters gently
can darkness still be lonely?
morning chases night.

Trish said...

The "last photo" taken of a house you're moving out of. You know the one, everything is packed, you're checking to make sure everything is out, the moving truck is ready to be closed up and proceed to the next space. You find this window is open and snap a photo to remember the moment. You saunter on over to the window to take one last look out into the garden that you have cultivated for years to say "until next time" because goodbye is not in your vocabulary.

marley said...

I imagine a warm breeze blowing through it.

Snapper said...

Beautiful!

Bernie K. said...

Successful anorectic autodefenestrator?

Islipian said...

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
~ George Bernard Shaw

altadenahiker said...

Longing.

pasadenaadjacent said...

Somewhere in Pasadena is an older home that's in the process of being rewired. We are all in need of occasional rewiring. That's me being zen. Maybe.

Lic said...

"Have you seen the cat?"

Miss Havisham said...

Gray silk dress
White straw hat
a hangover

USelaine said...

bright dust mote dances
through mini-micro-climate swirl
of hot sunlit sill

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very nice photo, which catch my eyes from the DP portal.

Virginia said...

I have managed to squish the inner poet in me over these years so I will just add that I like very much the simplicity of your attic window photo today Petrea.

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

A feeling of loss and moving on. The open window airing and inviting the next to enjoy
the view from within and out as he or she had.

JM said...

So simple and so beautiful! Great shot!

Thank you for the nice comment, Petrea.

elizabeth said...

It reminds me of my old apartment, a wee lovely thing over a rich person's garage.

I think trish said it best, though. A fond goodbye to a well-loved home.

Katie said...

It's giving off a lonely vibe like a window from a Hopper painting.

babooshka said...

Anne Frank. Straight away. Those years she spent in the dark, her diary made it's way to the light. It is a very evocative image.

Ms M said...

Into darkness
a shimmer of light
through the window
fresh scent of dawn

Petrea said...

Oh, how I love Zen Monday!

Your comments are all so individual. It reinforces my belief -- no, my knowledge -- that the artwork itself has no meaning by itself, and that the experience of art is where the meaning lies. To expand on that: each of us experiences a work of art differently, depending on what we bring to it.

Thank you so much for your comments and welcome, newcomers. Thanks, too, to those of you who don't comment. I appreciate all visitors.

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