In response to today’s Daily Prompt:
Lookin’ Out My Back Door: look out your back door or window – describe what you see, as if you were trying to convey the scene to someone from another country or planet.
My computer desk is in my living room, right beside the sliding patio doors that open to the backyard of my townhome. From my desk, I can just see a portion of the south-west corner of my backyard. While people from another country or planet may not speak the language I will use to describe what I see in literal words, I trust they will share the meaning of what I see in figurative terms in relation to life.
I see raindrops on my windows …
Just as there must be rain to create rainbows, I need tears to truly appreciate my happiness. Rain provides the opportunity for growth, transforming seeds into full fields that will be harvested when the time is right and the crop is needed. Then and only then can I dance freely in the cleared field.
I see part of the BBQ with a full tank of propane …
Although closed at the moment, inside it exists the potential for heat. The heat can provide warmth, a means of helping to create a meal to be shared with others, and light where there may be darkness. It is within my control to seize the opportunities to press the ignite button. But I must use with caution. I have learned from experience that lighting it when it’s been raining is not the best time, leading only to frustrating and futile attempts at achieving the desired outcome. I think I’ll wait for the sun to return before I try to light it again.
I see a recycle bin that needs to be emptied …
The bin has some trash in it and is starting to get fuller than my level of acceptance with it. While I can ask others to help with the chore of emptying the garbage, in the end, as the homeowner I know I am the only person responsible for that act. If I leave it to sit and fill up more, it will become an eyesore, overflow, and turn foul. That would not only affect my home but also those of the neighbours I care about. Emptying the bin is a regular task, as more garbage gets created out of my home. The more often I dispose of the garbage, the happier I am with my backyard.