Friday, February 5, 2010

On Windows

I have been to visit a total of five volunteer’s houses. And what strikes me as interesting is the almost universal attitude towards windows. They are, it seems, eternally closed and shuttered. Its as though they are there as a barrier, blocking out the light of a foreign land so that within the internal glow of a more familiar land can reign. It is a reminder, that no matter how long we are here, we will always be foreign, different, the others.

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