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  • The movie "Rear Window" is a thrilling "who done it" but also such an interesting study of humanity viewed from a window. I love how the stories unfold as Jimmy Stewart (as the main character) watches his neighbors. This,... before reality TV. In the city, a window becomes your TV screen.

    I have lived in a few cities. My favorite is San Francisco. I lived there in the 70's and again in the 80's. The buildings are close together with maybe a few feet between the buildings.

    So, one night I'm walking down the hallway of a flat I shared with others (my hippie days), and a window was open on the left -facing another building with dark space between. But I hear this amazing music wafting up to my ears and I stop. I look down to see a man sitting in his room in a lounge chair. A glass of wine in his hand and he is simply this beautiful music. So I sit down on the window sill and listen too. Not only was I enjoying the music, but I was enjoying his peaceful focused enjoyment of it. He was completely unaware of me as I was a floor above.

    At the time I didn't know what the music was, but I made it my mission to find out. Now it is one of my favorite pieces. It can instantly mellow me out and make me feel that all is right in the world. How could it not be when a man can be so inspired to write a piece of music such as this? So, my thanks to the mystery man in the window for sharing some magic.
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    Photo taken today while driving. I call it "light over-taking darkness." The photo doesn't do justice to the rainbow - which was really spectacular. A true promise.
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