“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
“Both were impatient.
Sometimes they’d meet
and make a window.
‘Look at the world!’ said the glass.
‘Look at the glass!’ said the world.”
― Emma Jones, The Striped World
This poem gave me the beginning idea of the interior world and outside world meeting, for the first time, to form a window. Each side of the glass pane looking at each other, hesitant, unsure of the other’s perspective, but irrevocably bonded. ‘Where windows meet’ is a sketchbook for introspection and observation.
Kavita Bedford is a Sydney-based social researcher and producer.