The view from my window

Inspired by Andrew Sullivan’s “The View from Your Window” feature at his blog (in which he posts what his readers see from their windows), I thought I might periodically start putting, on my blog, posts titled:

  • The view from my  window
  • The smell at my nose
  • The voice at my ear
  • The texture within my touch
  • The object within my grasp
  • The taste I could tongue

These would be followed by an image or description—or some combination of the two—of the moment (as well as its timing and location). So here’s my inaugural one—a view out of my open car window—in very, very slow moving, stop and start, traffic:


The image was taken on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 3:00 pm, as my car eased off of Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood, Ca. and started up the ramp of the 405 freeway (going north).

And here’s another image, moments later, a part of the Federal Building on Wilshire appearing behind trees in my rearview mirror:


If you like the idea, and want to make your own post at your own blog in which you title it one of these things—“The view from my window”; “The texture within my touch”; etc.—provide a link in the comments section of this post for others to see it. Or, if you would like me to post your picture or observation as a new and separate post on this blog, put it in the comments here (or email it to me at, accompanied by a description, and I’ll make a new post of it.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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