STONES AND GLASS HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s February Expressions #16


PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES
SHOULD NOT THROW STONES.


For years, Garry had a thing about westerns. “Why,” he asked, “Do they always break the windows? Don’t they realize how expensive reglazing is? Can’t they just open the window?”

A friend from Texas felt it was the drama of the breaking glass. “Shattering glass gets the audience’s attention,” he said. It certainly always got mine.

I have never lived in a glass-house, but I have lived in houses that contained a lot of glass. I admit I was very careful about throwing things — and not just rocks. Pottery, books, old dysfunctional cell phones, blocks, tools — anything hard was a no-no. Especially when it came to really BIG windows, you can easily spend a month’s salary getting someone out to your place just to give an estimate much less repair the damage!

So should I ever be unlucky enough to live in a glass house — which I would rather not do since it would require I always be dressed and make would make showering treacherous, I would definitely hold back on any casual stone-throwing. Unless I was making a movie. Then I’d fling stones to my heart content.

Because we want the viewers to feel more involved!



Categories: Daily Prompt, Fandango's One Word Challenge, glass, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, Quotation

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16 replies

  1. Our new house has a lot of windows and sliding glass doors. The window treatments we ordered are still two-plus weeks away from delivery. I feel like my wife and I are living in a glass house. I’m not so much worried about stones as I am about putting on a show for our new neighbors! 😱

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  2. Our upstairs living room has two big glass windows and a glass sliding door. It gets HOT up there.

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  3. LOL! Good one. I agree it is not wise to throw things at glass windows! 🤪

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