Friday, December 12, 2008

Bedroom Windows

I have two windows in my bedroom: on faces north, the other faces west. When I get out of bed in the morning, I slide back the outside layer of sheers to allow the sunlight to shine through. Each morning as I slide the shears, the same song pops in my head - the song is from a children’s program that my daughters watched when they were pre-school age.

Open up the windows
Listen to the wind blow
Pardon us, the Garden is where we’ll be
Come along
If you please
Sing a song
Bumble bees
Me and you, You and me
One big happy family
So you and us together
Happy as the weather
Spinning ‘round and up and down away we go!

This morning, remnants of a recent cold front lingered in the morning sky. As I drew back the shears over the western window, a different song sprang in my head:

A winter’s day,
In a deep and dark December
I am alone
Gazing through the window
To the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock, I am an island.

1 comment:

LeAnn said...

That sounds like a very pretty song Michelle! I wish I could hear you sing it!