Having two very creative minds living under one roof isn’t always a good thing. We also have way too much time on our hands, because we’re “retired” I do all my writing on the dining room table which looks out through four tall windows to view almost the entire neighborhood. We spend a lot of time talking at that same table and often are witness to some strange goings on. Because we have such vivid imaginations, we tend to create some very interesting stories throughout the day as we look out those windows. Think of the movie, “Rear Window.” Maybe I’ll write my own version of that story and call it “Side Windows.”
Since I’m not cleaning my house like I did when I was in my sixties, windows tend to cloud up, even without a dog adding his two cents worth. I try to clean them at least twice a year, but that doesn’t always do the trick. Windows can be kind of like our eyes. They need to be cared for from time to time.
Helen Keller had quite a story. Born without her ability to see along with beaing deaf were challenges she overcame because of her strong will and a very determined teacher. She once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” I believe that being blessed with sight is often overlooked or taken for granted, just like any of our senses, but sight and vision are really two different things. We see with our eyes, but our vision includes more than the act of looking. It causes us to search our own minds and add our own thinking or imagination to the mix.
Our vision can be clouded by outside influences. Those influences can darken our minds and turn us into naysayers, skeptics, conspiracy theorists and more.When we forget to clean up the mess from within, it becomes even more so. Thankfully we have a Savior that has perfect sight and He should really be our only source of vision..