Archive for March 4th, 2009


Window etymology:   From the Old Norse of the Middle Ages came vindauga vindr, which means “wind,” and auga, or “eye.” Wind eye, harkening back to days when windows often contained no glass. In modern times, window on the world and window of opportunity are opened, figuratively so.

Ah, window shopping!
So gratifying to spy
sin ganas* to buy.

*without desire

Dreaming of Windows

Looking out a window in search of something:  signifies the need to find something missing in your life or a solution to a problem. To dream that you are looking out a window at something or someone may indicate that you need to take a much closer look at some situation or relationship.

If you dream of closing the drapes, you may be blocking out worries and problems, shielding yourself from the world.

To see a window washer in your dream could represent your ability to clarify a situation and shed perspective on an issue.

A closed window in a dream may signify abandonment.

Mystical Windows

A joyful scene viewed from a window foreshadows happiness ahead. But if you witness a dreadful event trouble will affect you. A broken window signals disappointment.

Wind Eye Psych 101

Sigmund Freud says:
Windows = feminine

(Although he said the same thing
of boxes, rooms, and bottles.)


Words for Windows

“I can’t play bridge.   I don’t play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn’t seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window.”

~Alice Munro

“If   a   window   of   opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”

~Tom Peters

“Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else.”

~Angelina Jolie

“A morning  glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”

~Walt Whitman

Your Window Assignment

Write about windows. Window dressing. Window shopping. Windows of opportunity. How when a door closes, a window opens. What do windows mean to you?

Pick up your fast-writing pen and your notebook and write without stopping, without crossing out. Write with abandon. For 15 minutes. Now.


Sources Consulted

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