Thursday, August 28, 2014

My White Window

Window, how mesmerizing and breezy it used to be! I believe windows are an essential factor of a house. It’s a crucial player in bringing the ventilation inside our home, to make breathe easy and versatile sight to cheers. I couldn't think living in a house without windows and I strongly believe life begins only outside the windows. I think not many could understand the wealth of windows like the author of My White Window and me – who spent days almost inside the house. Window means a lot to me.

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A cottage window at Kodaikanal
The windows are not meant the only ones at our homes. Every building installed windows in various shapes and frame work but the view we get were almost enchanting. I realize the worth of windows and I really want to mention something that made me felt the pulse of windows. During my course of war over lungs infection in early 2010, I was supposed to visit a lung specialist frequently related to my treatment and his clinic was on the 2nd floor of a building that we reach by a lift. He was a mid-aged doctor and kind being towards not only patient but everyone; and he treats with due care and concern which I haven't seen with any other doctors. Though every doctor treats patients to be cured, I saw something special in his way of approach and patience but not a bit of laziness or wearisome.

The doctor room was well equipped including desktop computer and split A/C to check patients at his own comfort level; but he chose the nature way of ventilation though wide open windows. Being a lung specialist, no one could understand the importance of breathing and which is healthy inhaling unlike him who prefer to open air windows rather switched on to A/C.  Through the entire visits to his clinic I saw him leaving the windows open, perhaps being on 2nd floor he might doing so I thought, but he follows the same at his resident come clinic at ground level. He also advised me to stay where I could get good ventilation. And if not the windows what can provide us such relief; and I’m also a kind, unroll the glasses whenever possible or elsewhere no pollution or heat occupy the space while on travel in car.

I know cities aren't a safe zone to seek fresh air, but we aren't lost with oxygen is a consoling fact.

Through window I see a world right opposite to my life inside the home. I don't envy at birds flying in the sky and butterflies fluttering in stunning coated wings, but I enjoy bearing fresh breeze on my face, the fragrance of flowering and chirrup of birds and crunching leaves. Well I can't explain much how heartwarming and pleasure looking through windows, a zone not so comfort like being at home. But I still and ever want to go outside exploring the glimpses I catch via windows.

There are two windows that connect me outside home: other than the one which inspires me often through the sights, sound and sense of breeze that caught behind the window bars, the Microsoft windows of my PC helps communicate the message I got through motion scenes and emotional core. Both these windows lead me to a world of wisdom. I cherish and console me through various grief and emotions that I experience in everyday dilute of life.

Enlighten Window
Footnote:

Other day while chatting, the sweet Preeti asked me to write a guest post on her blog. But for some unknown reason she’s could post it, so I make it way through my blog. I know Preetilata for long time through blog and she writes from deep heart and sometime lighter moments as cheerful. She’s one of a sweetest girl I ever know on earth and her blog (My White Window), is a best outlook for any writer and inspiration to come up with a post on windows. As she began a happy married life, I wish her all the best.

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

windows provide light, entertainment from our views, and yes, good airflow when we can manage the temperatures or pollution.

George said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about windows -- not only windows in buildings, but more importantly, the windows that let us see with our hearts and our souls.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That is a beautiful window Jeevan...and I love hoe you say they lead you to a world of wisdom. How wonderfully stated! And that doctor does sound incredibly kind.

krystyna said...

Hi Jeevan.
Probably you know it:

http://youtu.be/hHnQ-YAqAsA?list=PLWiiSRSPM_kYaleW_wtRh67DAsSSFp5rn



My best wishes to you always.

ladyfi said...

Such a lovely window!

L. D. said...

Windows are the next best thing to being outside. We have a larger window by our dining room window that gives us a great view of the weather. I substitute teach in rooms that have no windows and it bothers me a lot. I don't like have blinds and curtains that keep the view from being seen.

KK said...

I would love to meet your doctor, Jeevan ji, though not as a patient :-)

Hope you get to enjoy all kinds of windows: windows themselves, books, the internet, people, and of course travel throughout your life.

Chandra said...

Sometimes a window might be the only way to see the world. Nicely done, Jeevan.
Peace :)

Twilight Man said...

I love the way you wrote about windows. So thought provoking and delivers a beautiful message to readers.

I have a close friend with similar plight and he has gone on to champion the rights for handicapped ones like him in my country.

Destination Infinity said...

Linux Mint, the OS that I've been using for more than 6 years, is as good, if not better, than Windows OS. :)

The only issue with keeping windows at home open is mosquitoes and dust. Otherwise, I would like to leave it open always, as well.

Destination Infinity

Uppal said...

FASCINATING WINDOW TALE. A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS IS NO BETTER THAN A PRISON.SO MUCH WEALTH PASSES BY OUTSIDE AND WINDOWS ENABLE US TO PEEK, ENJOY AND GET INSPIRED.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, I'm one who loves WINDOWS--and loves to have them open (screens on them of course to keep the bugs out) to allow the breeze to come in. We have several wind-chimes outside ---so love hearing them chime when it's breezy outside. We seldom use our AC in the summer (only when it's EXTREMELY hot and humid)... SO--we really love our windows and doors!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

The world outside window also becomes extension of our life.

Indrani said...

Good thought provoking post on windows.

Pattu Raj said...

Nice window with light and breeze playing on the curtain. Once again ,Adyar is a place to live in
chennai where breeze is plenty all through the year , even in summer , only in the evenings though.