Friday, 15 April 2011

What do you see through your window?

artist Lynn Miller

A young couple moves into a new neighbourhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast,

the young woman sees her neighbour hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.

Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbour would hang her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.

The husband said,
"I got up early this morning and
cleaned our windows

source unknown

And so it is with life.  
What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

I think I'll wash my windows this weekend!
Happy Friday.

3 Comments and thoughts:

  1. I could probably take a photo like this painting from one of our windows:)

  2. I like this story and the picture is lovely too. Love Linda x

  3. Using that theory I would have to say that my neighbors washing is FILTHY!