Daily Prompt: Through the Window

Daily Prompt: Through the Window.

Sixty seconds, not exactly a long time but long enough to notice one or two things I haven’t noticed before.
My first impression of what’s outside my window is a whole lot of gray. Gray snow covers everything in sight, washing all colour from the world. Gray roads, gray snow on gray tree branches. The gray, snow leaden sky sits darkly on the gray rooftops of my neighbours’ homes. But there, then, a glimpse of sunlight, not all gray after all. Icicles hanging from a roof accross the road sparkle in the sudden ray of sun, and there in the tree, completely out of place, is a blue and white striped hula-hoop, how long has that been there, who put it there and how will they get it down I wonder?
A moustache in black sits proudly on the red brick wall of an apartment building on the corner. Below the moustache a random squigly tag with no discernable meaning, perhaps the “artist” got interrupted before he could truly begin, or perhaps he didn’t get a prompt and had no idea what to spray.
A stroller sits on a walkway, empty now, but if I look out a little later, regardless of the snow, the stroller will hold two twin babies, and their mother will be out there dressed for the weather, the twins older brother will also be there in his snow suit, shoveling the newly fallen snow.
The woman in my neighbourhood who doesn’t beg is outside her building. She sells the free community papers you can pick up anywhere, she is a lovely woman, her mental illness doesn’t prevent her from smiling and chatting with anyone, she is happy with any donation she gets for the papers – she has a story, I don’t know what it is.
While I look, the ray of sun dissappears and the snow begins to fall, softly, gently, occasionally swirling and falling sideways on the breeze, and in the sixty seconds I have to look the snow falls harder, turning the gray to white and blocking my view of all but the window in front of me.

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Hi, my name is Rose, I'm no longer in the flush of youth, I have a common-law husband and two teenaged daughters, multiple pets, and more debt than I'm comfortable with! Anything sounding familiar? Well, its all too familiar to me and I plan on changing a few things around here. I'll keep the husband, kids and pets, but some things just need to change! I am embarking on a journey of discovery. Warning, this blog includes discovery of self, writing, learning and growing. There may be posts that you won't be comfortable reading, but I have supressed some things for so long, things I don't want to keep anymore, so will leave them here on these pages. I hope you will follow while I live, learn, heal, try, review and share, and I hope you can grow along with me in my pursuit of betterment!
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4 Responses to Daily Prompt: Through the Window

  1. determined34 says:

    The sun is outside my window and the cicada’s are buzzing. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Through the Window.. .where is the Southern Cross? | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34

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