Morning Sun, 1952- Edward Hopper
“It’s not always easy to tell the difference between thinking and looking out the window.”
Windows are gateways to the human mind. They’re an indispensable resource for so many dreamers out there. They’re also important for people who need a break after a stressful day, so they lean their head against the glass on the subway train’s windows. Those are the moments we start to daydream and give our brain some relief, freedom, and well-being.
This is like a backward journey. You may not always interested in what’s outside, because you’re pretty familiar already. But looking out the window can be a way to productivity as it’s an exercise in introspection. Traffic, crowds of people, a city wrapped up in the same old routines, etc… Your brain tugs on you like an anchor in the deepest depths and pulls you into the sea. It’s in this place that you engage in an amazing exercise for your psychological and emotional health.
We live in a world obsessed with productivity, you’re well aware of that. Maybe that’s why so many people have forgotten the enormous potential of daydreaming. Sometimes the most important things, or the biggest decisions, come from looking into a window. It’s almost like your mind is staging a rebellion and making you do something different. It’s also like getting in touch with your wisest (but hidden) self and listening to what it has to say.
▁▂▃▅▆▓ Ḳṅöċḳ Ḳṅöċḳ! So sorry to come üṅ⸚ïṅṿïẗëḋ, Ÿöü ṡëëṁṡ ẗö ḧäṿë a nice day-dreaming going on here, stuck in poetic thoughts. I totally agree. Actually, as of now I am in a room where for the past öṅë äṅḋ ä ḧäḷḟ ṁöṅẗḧṡ I have no windows. Having a big scaffolding ḧëṛë ṛëäḷḷÿ ṁäḳëṡ ṁë äṗṗṛëċïäẗë the huge benefits that you would get from even just a little window. After the first week of joy at the light-box like effect in the room, ïẗ ṅöẅ ḟëëḷṡ ḷïḳë ÿöü can't breath anymore. Ṡüḟḟöċäẗïṅġ. An allegorial prison of social distancing ṡüḋḋëṅḷÿ ṡëëṁṡ äḷṁöṡẗ ṛëäḷ ẅïẗḧ ẗḧë ṁëẗäḷ ḅäṛṡ and deprivation of having no windows.
What can you see when you look through the window at night ?