Leave the window cracked

Each day I post something here, there’s the possibility it will carry across the world. Sometimes it feels like I’m shaking a snow globe and holding it for a few moments, for passersby to stop and look at.

When you release parts of yourself into the world you become more a part of the world. And if you’re listening to how the world reacts to you, you’re letting them inside. Perhaps you can change them, and they can change you.

Now that I’ve opened myself to the world through the Internet, it’s like sleeping with the windows open. You take in the sounds and smells of anything that drifts by. Just know when to close it, and when to keep it cracked.

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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2 Responses to Leave the window cracked

  1. LetSdeG says:

    I feel the same way, at times. I also feel that perhaps by sharing too much, there is an expectation that you are forever held to the requirement of full disclosure in everything you do. I am pretty transparent and it is very easy for me to talk to strangers, much to my mother’s regret. But I do know that sharing too much sometimes leaves no space for you to be alone with your thoughts; and that not all thoughts should go outside your window.

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  2. My gosh! “MomX4?!” I didn’t catch that until now…you must need some time and space to be alone with your thoughts, for sure 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to read my post and sharing your response to it. Have a lovely day!

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