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Dream House

Dream House

Dream House

Have you ever sat and thought about the details of what your dream house would be like? Maybe you'd ponder the size or the location. Maybe you'd juggle with the idea of the number of bedrooms or bathrooms. Maybe you would solely focus on the details of your dream kitchen because food is a very important and very wonderful thing. For me, as I conduct my very own personal house hunters episode in my head, the first thing that comes to mind, that happens to have the most importance to me, is the number and size of windows. My dream house would consist of more windows than walls. It would have large windows. It would have small windows. It would have oddly shaped windows as often as it had regularly shaped windows. Windows would be the house’s greatest aspect and the reason why I would value it so very highly. Why? The simplistic answer would be that natural sunlight is healthy and positive for human well-being. I might even venture to say that the view looking through a window might add value to the house, or maybe even that an abundance of windows adds an interesting and unusual characteristic to a home. However, if you’ve read any of my articles, you know that I don’t think about many things simply. Every day that I have woken up in the morning, every day that I have lived, even if the sky is overcast, the sun has risen above me. Amongst every season of nature and life that I have encountered, through every form of weather that has blown my way, the forests have not fallen away. Every time that I happen to glance out of a window, I am reminded that the Earth still rotates around the sun and the moon around the Earth. Likewise, any time that I feel like I can’t go on, I can look through a window and see that as nature continues to change and move forward, so can I. The waves of life will inevitably come crashing down on you at some point in time, but they too will recede and the sensation of drowning will cease. You can watch storms rage outside of a window, but they do not break the glass; they do not break you. Windows allow you to see what you might not be able to if they were not there. I would rather have a house of windows than a house of walls in the same way that I desire a life of honest vulnerability than a life of dull caution. I’d rather be surrounded by the light of creation rather than artificial fluorescence. I want to be able to effortlessly see beauty around me on a daily basis. Overly thick thoughts for something as thin as window panes, but that’s okay. I think that if I had my own T.V. show about houses and their values and their different characteristics, it would vastly differ from ordinary house show. Think about it, though. What would your dream house look like? Would you want lots of windows too?

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