61/365 Winter View

Cold Chimney


I spent cold days in January looking out windows. For three years I lived in a two-story bungalow in the trashy part of Irvington (a subdivision of Indianapolis). And although the neighborhood offered up frightening experiences, the view from the windows always comforted me. I watched steam from my neighbor’s chimney rise into the cold, evening air, teasing the moon with puffy, tender touches. This view is from the bathroom window, the room where the tub could at any moment fall through the floor down into the living area. The winter view compelled me. In spite of the horrors of that neighborhood, I discovered snatches of beauty. Wherever one goes, beauty exists.


About Dezra Despain

Life is full of stories waiting to be revealed.

Posted on January 2, 2012, in 365 Days Journey Through the Past and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Wonderful capture. Happy new year!

  2. I am so glad you decided to follow my blog at sheilatphotography I am in Brazil, just about 50 miles from Indianapolis. This is another great shot. Good things come out of every life experience! You just have to look for it, maybe through a different lens! Happy New Year!

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