Thursday, March 31, 2011
Anybody who lives on a ground floor--which includes all homeowners and roughly 1/3 of apartment dwellers (including yours truly)--knows the quandary of wanting views and natural light vs. wanting a modicum of privacy. If you live dead-center of a ten-acre forested plot, you're probably okay, but then you also might be the unibomber... The rest of us, however, manage this with the flick of a little thing called the mini-blind. Genius invention. Enjoy the view (and avoid darting around in your skivvies) while the daylight burns, then with the twist of a translucent rod, you can block the darkness and any roving eyes from your abode. Stretch. Yawn. Dance. Scratch....whatever floats your boat. And no one knows. Okay, people who live with you know, but then they're probably not disturbed such displays if they've agreed to share your space. All thanks to the mini-blind. It is not the first time I've said this, but I say it sincerely. Thank you, Jesus, for mini-blinds, for privacy. For good stretches, big yawns, and killer dancin' tunes.