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Window to the Future (Zero to Hero Day 6)

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Day 6 Assignment: publish a post that includes a new-to-you element.

After promoting a stopmotion animation by my daughter, I didn’t have anything else I normally would have posted today, so I decided to try the Weekly Photo Challenge for this week:

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo with a window.

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Three shots from three of the last four holidays. (A-ha, you didn’t think New Year’s couldn’t have window dressing? Cimmorene thought otherwise!) Each a window to a different home. Three different photographers (jaklumen, Cimmorene, and Princess).

Bonus video from Cimmorene:

and finally, some poetry, something ENTIRELY new to any of my blogs:

I love you, my dear, every time I go
You have a way to let me know
No matter how upset I may be
I know when I return, I can always see
That signal waiting home for me
Welcoming me home with light so low
That sign so warm, that candle in the window.

Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

7 thoughts on “Window to the Future (Zero to Hero Day 6)

  1. Nice work!

    So what is it about the zero to hero challenge that you like?

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    • It fits so neatly in the focus I’ve been working on lately. I thought, “How could I refuse a challenge that’s essentially another Hero’s Journey?”

      I mean, I’ve seen some bloggers really take off (you can probably guess a few of who I’m thinking of) in a few months, and I wondered aloud, “I’ve been blogging for 10 years… 10 years… and I don’t think I have as much to show for it!” So I was reviewing those ten years, and when this challenge came along, I figured this was my opportunity to take off as well.

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  2. I’m totally touched by all of this. I especially like the poem. To explain, jak and I argue a good deal and sometimes he would be so upset that he had to leave to calm down. Some part of me didn’t understand this and feared he wouldn’t return. So, to let him know that I, at least, was calm, I would light a candle and leave it in the window, like a little tiny lighthouse, guiding my sweetheart home. I had no idea he liked it. Makes me want to buy a candle holder and a nice candle, just so that, anytime he leaves the house, I can light it just to let him know I’m waiting for him to come home again.

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  3. That is beautiful. It makes me want to leave a candle in my window always

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