We just had our windows cleaned, which was more than overdue after a lapse of a few years. This is a major undertaking and takes the crew a few hours. We are on the third floor and our windows are double hung and from the 1920s, so the window washers have to heave out storm windows and climb up ladders. For me it meant clearing not only the space in front of the windows, but also the windows themselves, and it made me look more closely at what we have hanging in our windows. Why does it hang there? And why the hell does no one dust it?
One reason I drag my feet for undertaking chores like this exactly all that comes with it. Because once I take the stuff down, I better dust it, right? Clearly I’m not dusting it otherwise. In any case, this undertaking gave me fresh and now sparkling appreciation for our window decorations.