Monday, October 22, 2012

A Photo A Day For 6 Months: Day 165~ The Windows Of San Francisco

"Art is the window to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within."

~Claudia Lady Bird Johnson

The windows of San Francisco never disappoint me. There is something interesting to see in every neighborhood. The windows bring about all kinds of emotion and they make me think about things on a different level than conversation does. It's a quiet conversation between myself and the person behind the window. Opinions, wishes, observations, political statements and dreams shared, and all I am required to do as the observer is to allow myself to consider how I feel about it. I hate it when I ask someone who has just spoken with passion about an issue why they feel the way they do, and I get a lazy "I don't know"or "Just because" as an response. Path of least resistance? Indifference? Fear of sharing one's decision making process? Whatever! You can't make someone have the courage of their own convictions sometimes, but with window statements, you know what the statement is, and the reasoning behind it.

Here is what I am seeing in the windows in the last several months. I have shared some of these before, some are very recent, all challenged my opinions in some way.

The Windows Of San Francisco...

Don't you hate it when Christmas decorations begin being displayed before Halloween? And yet seeing the "Major Award" won by the father in A Christmas Story warmed my heart. Christmas in October is sometimes a good thing methinks.

LOL. Now I have seen everything... a Count Dracula blow up doll! Kinky! And cute!

I stopped by a little honey shop on 20th Street that I spotted when Woody Allen was filming up the street in August. While walking to the shop I spotted this lady in a window. Isn't she stylish? She faces the building that the movie was being filmed in, I think she's awesome. Maybe she can star in Woody's next film. LOL.

This window is one of my all time favorites. A classic thoughtful question. Rarely answered. Too bad because it's a legitimate question.

:) I am going to keep looking at windows, and thinking about their messages. It's good to challenge my own opinions from time to time. It's called growth. :)


I have this friend named JR, he is an awesome photographer. Go see for yourself. :)


1 comment:

jr cline said...

I always enjoy your window photo blogs. This one is no exception. If I was picking a fav it would be the leg lamp (because of the movie). It must be French because the box says fragile. rofl