Window Abstract

Window Abstract | Wenatchee, WA | May 2019

Reflections in store windows are puzzling enough. But mental reflection — hoo boy — overlays time, memory and emotions into complex compilations that obscure, reveal and tantalize. For instance: Yesterday, a worm on a downtown sidewalk triggered a decades-old memory of my babysitter smashing night crawlers between sheets of newspaper. (She believed a worm, squished, caught more fish.) The newsprint had headlines of JFK’s assassination. JFK propelled us to the moon. The moon landing opened my teenage mind to possibilities. I looked up yesterday from the worm to see moons (lamp globes) floating in a store window. Got goosebumps.