Oh, how we have taken all the glass and windows throughout our homes for granted during the years. But now that we find ourselves in a country and world essentially in lockdown and self isolation, the windows and glass doors around our homes are some of our only connections with the outside world. Now we see the value of glass like never before and those of us who are lucky enough to be surrounded by the natural beauty we have here on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, may just be seeing ourselves as the luckiest people on the planet.
While many are seeing this time in isolation as being ‘stuck’ at home, there are others who see the benefit of knowing this time indoors is better seen as ‘SAFE’ at home. And as usual, it really is about perspective. This is a dire time for sure and many of us are not only concerned for our health and our loved ones, but for our jobs, our economy and our world. However, if we can stay positive and find the beauty still surrounding us and appreciate the little things that bring us joy in our everyday, we know we will come out stronger and maybe even wiser once this troublesome time passes. It’s reassuring to know that our emergency glass repair services at Glass Now are considered essential work too, so our glaziers are still available 24/7 for all your glass needs and repairs.
Thankfully Australians really know how to bring their love of the great outdoors into the heart of their homes, and most homes have been designed with plenty of glass windows, bi-folds, French doors, and patio doors to maximise the light and natural beauty of our Queensland sunshine and weather. Even in quarantine, our days have been pretty stunning. A couple of rainy days here and there, but we need that too, especially for those who have been enjoying returning to simpler times and planting veggie gardens in their backyards during lockdown. Working from home would certainly be harder if we couldn’t appreciate some natural light through our windows or even work from the patio while we watch the kids through glass pool fencing as they enjoy their extended Easter holidays.
Now more than ever before, the people of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are grateful that early Egyptians created glass way back in 1500BC! Imagine all this time indoors without glass windows and glass doors?! Not only would quarantine be much more unbearable, germs would breed more in those darkened places too. Thank goodness that even in lockdown, glass windows and glass doors are offering us the ability to allow some powerful ultraviolet light in to kill some germs, aerate our homes, allow a breeze to cool us down and purify the area around us. Have you ever appreciated glass this much before? As the months cool down, we can also appreciate those cosy glass window nooks to curl up in and enjoy a good book in the morning sun.
So next time you feel closed in or claustrophobic, go open a window or open those patio doors and appreciate just how fortunate we are here in Oz, that we still have sunshine, glorious natural beauty and each other. We certainly aren’t the first generation to experience a crisis that kept us indoors. How lucky are we to have access to the internet, communication with loved ones, incredible health care workers braving the frontline and offering us free healthcare in these times of need?! We really are the lucky country.
If you are looking at ways to entertain the kids this Easter, the famous TATE museum in London reminded us that many famous images were created while artists were stuck inside and could only paint what they could see from their windows. ¨There is always inspiration to be found right outside your window.¨ So we would like to encourage you to do the same. Take a photo, draw a picture or paint what you see from your windows, upload it to Facebook or Instagram and tag Glass Now and we will share them in our stories for everyone to enjoy and let’s appreciate all the beauty and light still around us during these dark times.