Wednesday, 2 January 2013
I don't draw the curtain
It is probably best I live on the top floor of my eight story building because I never draw the curtains closed. I have never really seen the point to it.
In the day, I like the cleansing sunlight. In the night, I like the calming dark. The dawn brings me slowly to wake and the dusk shares a glass of wine.
Maybe my opposing neighbours know too much about me. Maybe. Who cares?
Does it indicate something about a person when they like to control what is let in and what is kept out?
Even if no one ever looks in due to fences or trees or lack of interest. Maybe the closing is to commit to complete dark or complete light. A binary setting. A semaphore even, with the half open - half closed option.
Then there are those see through curtains that let you leave the curtain open but cut the insight. What does that mean. Is that making it all about hiding or is it all about light?
Maybe curtains aren't the eyes to the soul but I'm starting to think that it is reflective of how much some are willing to share and how much some couldn't care less.
I don't draw the curtains.