Windows as Privacy-Keepers

On first glance, windows all look the same; if they are square (or rectangular), they are framed in wood (or heavy plastic) and contain a glass piece secured between the four bordering edges. If they are circular, their edges are less rigid — one continuous piece — but they still hold a shield of glass, which most often leads into the life of some inconspicuous person, your neighbor, for instance, who might be taking a nap, eating a cup of pudding or taking a shit… behind heavy curtains or adjustable shades.

Sometimes, windows are barred; sometimes, they are bare. But most usually, they are the keepers of privacy, and paradoxically, portholes to the world beyond ourselves.


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