I’m sorry if windows aren’t your thing – do feel free to click away now – we’ll still be friends.
But the thing is, as you’ll probably have diagnosed for yourself if you come here often, I have something of a window habit.
Queen Elizabeth I is supposed to have said something like…
I would not open windows into men’s souls.
… a reference to her not wanting to probe into the religious beliefs of her subjects – but I can’t pass an interesting window without those words running through my mind.
Because isn’t it a beautiful image – the window as a gateway to another place, and that other place being the magical realm of our souls.
So please forgive the frequency of windows slipping in here – I find it difficult to pass them without being compelled to look through to the other side.
Oh, and if you were wondering where those windows are – they’re from a rather remarkable gothic folly at Stowe Landscape Gardens
Highly recommended at Hallowe’en!