Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

A Room with a View

Kinan and I have been having an ongoing desultory conversation about views. He likes my view in Kuwait and he loves a good view in general.

I have challenged him to close his eyes, sit back and envision HIS perfect view.

And so I challenge you, my readers. Even if you have never commented before, yield to this temptation. Commenting is easy – you don’t even have to give your name, just choose any old pseudonym.

Close your eyes. Lean back in your chair. Think of what you would like to have outside your window, to look at day after day. And then – tell us about it.

(Window frame courtesy of castelli marble)

I will tell you, for me it has to do with water, and even better, water and mountains. I love my Kuwait view, and chose a smaller living space just to have the breathtaking view. I have never, not for a heartbeat, regretted that choice. The view out over the Arabian Gulf thrills my heart, and I can lose hours watching ships, watching beachcombers, even watching fish jumping out of the Gulf waters. A beautiful view is a precious gift to the soul.

For my husband, I am would guess it would be Zambia, looking out over a hippo pool, watching elephants cross, watching the lions come down to drink – or to feed.

What view would feed your soul? What would you love to look at day after day? Speak now!

August 1, 2007 Posted by | Adventure, Africa, Community, Entertainment, Experiment, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Zambia | 25 Comments