A lot of people don’t like windows.
Some people see them as impossibly clear panes of glass that only let them observe and not experience.
But windows have always fascinated me.
While taking a few of these photos in bright mid-day sunshine, I was fascinated by the infinitum that comes from them during that time.
The way they let us see what’s on the other side while simultaneously reflecting what’s on our side is something I like to ponder: seeing two sides of something at once.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who passes a window and checks my hair before peering into whatever storefront or restaurant hosting the double-use mirror.
It took a couple days for me to realize the triceratops statue on the other side of the window of the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology IV Building that I pass every other day.
As the day slowly passes by, the sun moves across the sky and the reflections shift their images across the glass.
And then, when night falls and we retreat back to our personal places of comfort, they become portals into things that we rarely see in the glare of the sun. A light left on in the quiet darkness of evening never fails to intrigue me.
What is keeping that person awake? What is happening behind that window?
I can never stop my brain from creating stories of what might be happening behind those framed panes. What I come up with serves as a constant source of inspiration and mystery that keeps me company when I don’t have a book with me.
The windows across ASU are no exception.
I like to wonder what’s going through the mind of the director who rules over all those colorful buttons in the studio production room. I wonder what piece of music the boy with the trombone is practicing, and what he may be practicing for. I wonder if the game of Tetris will ever be finished.
Peering both at and through windows has become a hobby of mine and it never fails to captivate me.
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