Sunday, November 26, 2006

Today a marvelous thing happened. This morning, for some inexplicable reason, I got to thinking about getting curtains for my kitchen window, and before a few hours had passed, I had purchased some curtains and hung them in the window. I have no idea where this idea came from or why (the same bewilderment I feel about all ideas). For weeks and months, I had never considered putting curtains in that window, and then – poof! – the idea comes today and carries me away. The really wonderful thing about this is how much I love the curtains! They’re the simplest and least expensive curtains anyone could possibly find ($18.00 total), and yet, to me, they seem to have completely transformed my apartment. I spent a good part of this afternoon watching a football game and admiring the unadorned beauty of the curtains. They hang with a quiet grace that brings an added aura of peace to my home. I’m really astonished by the whole experience. How can cheap, off-white, straightforward curtains bring such pure delight? I keep asking that question each time I notice them as the daylight darkens and they shine in the light of my lamps.

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