'You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is our of focus' said Mark Twain. Food for thought isn't it? Especially when I can definitely let my imagination fly when the actual view is out of focus.
I've seen many paintings and pictures of wonderful views seen through the window. I thought about them today, when it started to rain and I raised my eyes to the window in front of me. i was sitting in a room that is half underground, the window is at grass level. An unused bicycle leans on the wall, obstructing most of the view. Never thought of this as a 'room with a view'.
But today, I looked at the window and saw the abstract painting made by the drops of rain...
Take another look at the picture. What do you see? A giant snail with a green hat? Trying to escape a chasing cloud? Marble columns?
Does it really matter that these are the outlines of a bicycle and a green patch of grass?
Who said this room does not have a view?