On Tuesday, I took a side trip to visit one of my favorite places in southeastern Wyoming: Fort Laramie. The last time I visited the fort was in the late seventies, but it hasn't changed other than some improved walkways, etc.
How many prisoners longed to be on the other side of this window?
Most of the glass panes in the buildings had lovely swirls of imperfections.
The past is clearly revealed by doorways
that welcomed the occupants home after a long day,
windows that revealed their surroundings and offered protection from the elements.
and stairwells with polished bannisters.
I imagine a sewing machine or a writing desk tucked in the little alcove at the top of these stairs.
Windows frame what was, what is, and what will be.