View from the Window

About Devang Desai

An accountant's journey of 40 years gathering non- financial insights about people , their relationships & their environment . Learning from the experiences of the many who have travelled before and trying to create enjoyable readings from words , ideas and self-realizations .

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When you look out of the window these days, its all about vehicles on roads and in crowded places, people on streets. You have to really look carefully to differentiate. I admire the artists for their patient looking; they often capture reality unknown to their subjects.

Some believe, when you look out you tend to look in. I care for the abstract, the imaginable and the dreamable which never perish. Emotions, Logic and Mathematics are forever. I see eternity in shapes, colours and sounds. Reactions become the medium of reading eternity.

This was the evening and early night of looking out of the apartment window. I took two pictures from within and got loads of insights.

I learnt to look at relationships relatively. You get this view when you look at it from a distance, with a lens and the pane frozen for the moment.

In one picture, I captured the tree branches, the clouds, the man-made fences and the tunnel road and unknowingly, the reflected window blinds. The backside of a building is camouflaged.

Now lets imagine and dream. Can you see the shape of a tall human, with head bent, raising his hands, lined with fingers to connect with the distant welcoming fingers? Also, the one side of a face with drooping nose and open mouth spewing fire across their worlds?

Nature is overwhelmed at the ferocity of one trying to exterminate the other. The outstretched hands are also an appeal to the helpless heavens. Maybe the inner blinds of the two will open up and reach an understanding? In the other picture, the darkness has set in amongst the stranded ships of life. These ships are marooned on the waterless shores. Life lights still burn among  the trapped survivors. All are looking for a saviour and beacon. Would they ever sail again?

The two pictures reflect the clashes of the present ending with the inevitable life’s stranding. With humans in charge, there may not be another Earth after we do away with the present one.

Photographs by Devang Desai


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