I believe in a higher power, I believe someone listens to our wishes and prayers. I believe our wishes are fulfilled on the basis of our karma. I have not always been a lucky person but I’m satisfied with how my life has turned out.
There are so many wishes I asked for in the past but now I am happy they didn’t come true. And then there are the wishes which got fulfilled many times over!
I had always wanted to have a balcony to my house even as a five year old. We stayed on the ground floor of our house but I always yearned for an elevated view of my neighbourhood. We had a terrace but there was something more controlled and private about a balcony that I wanted.
When I came to South Korea last year, I got a chance to live in one of the high-rise apartment buildings in Seongam-si and I grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Living on the 24th floor (without a balcony) but with a life-size window was no less than a miracle in my eyes.
I stayed there for four months but I cherished my window every single day. It was a ritual of sorts to look out the window first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Read the whole When Wishes Are Fulfilled story.
* Taken early in the morning in October 2012. Oh 24th Floor, How I miss thee!!! (The photo is watermarked with the link of my old blog)
Then I had to go back to India. When I came back to Seoul again, we rented a flat in a not-so-high apartment building. It overlooks a river! I still honour my ritual of taking some time everyday to enjoy the view from my WINDOW.
* Taken yesterday (from 6th floor) after it stopped raining! There’re clouds, mountains and river, jealous?
Photo perspective: Taken from my iPad, focus is on the rain drops!
A beautiful (but unrelated) quote on window:
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. ~ Denis Waitley
This was my Plan B for the PADE theme – Window. I was planning to capture my eyes to interpret the – eyes are windows of the soul – but it got weird and I got scared of looking at my eyes upclose so had to scrap it.
I mean I am used to see my eyes with my face. Only eyes was creepy! Besides it was too difficult to capture my eyes (yes only eyes) at a good angle. I was looking cross-eyed in 27 of 35 clear photos out of 48 (rest were blurry). Grrr!
I’d love to see how you interpret “Window”! Check out my PADE page for more PADE fun. Visit the entries of other PADE participants and support them!
Watch out this space to find out who is the Shutterbug for PADE Day 12 – Tools!
How to Participate
1. In a post meant for this challenge, post an image (new or old) that showcases “Window”.
2. Name the post “PADE Day 13 – Window”.
3. Include a link to this post in your blogpost and enter the link in the inlinkz tool below (open till 31st July)
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5. The theme for tomorrow is “Word”