If you leave a window open, how long will it take for a bird to fly in? An insect?
How long before a breeze flaps in to rustle the curtains?
How long before a voice flies out to tangle in tree leaves or catch an eavesdropper?
If the window is open, something can happen
If it is closed, something will have to break before anything can happen.
Walls without windows make a box.
Wrap it in some colorful paper - give it away.
What have you given?
A box of something.
There are no windows - you have to unwrap it.
Then you will see.
All poems by Br. Tom Murphy, O. Carm. My Poems