It’s always fun to have a link to someplace else. Some physical entity that ties you to something or somewhere else. It can become a window into another location or a reminder of one place while you’re actually in another. The window that appears in the photo above is just such a link.
The window you’re looking at sits just above a little loft bed in a cottage behind my mother’s house in California. She recently had it rehabbed by Brian, the same guy who just built our stairs. It was in this same little cottage that I taught myself to play piano on a cruddy old weather-beaten thing that barely played and that was lying behind piles of junk. It was badly out of tune and, no lie, when the fog rolled in, half the keys wouldn’t play. Taught me to really smack them when I had to though.
anyway, this window has a twin that is currently enroute to our house in NY. While I still have to double check the location, I think we have the perfect spot for it. And if not… we’ll make one.
This is where the fun lies though. A window in my mom’s house that’s also in ours. A special view that will remind us of home when we’re visiting family in CA and that, likewise, will remind my CA family of home when they’re visiting us. A little link to some other place three thosand miles away. A link that will exist long after I cease to. A link that any new owners of these places will have no clue about. But a link that, nonetheless, will tie these two places together forever, or at least for as long as these buildings continue to stand.
On top of that, it’s just a beautiful window. Can’t wait to have it shed its wonderful light in our house too. And who knows, maybe when I look through it I will see California.
Interested in a little week long vacation rental or just the right spot for a weekend getaway? Contact me and I’ll let you know who to call. It’s a lovely little place that you’re sure to enjoy.