20 Feb 2020
At each unit where the windows were left opened by absent owners, the workers doing the block washing used a metal rod to push shut the window panels before they started directing jets of water to remove dust & dirt.
When they reached my unit, my windows were all shut. But still, one of them gestured if I wanted to remove the windhorse prayer flags hanging outside.
I gave him the thumbs up to show that he could carry on.
He cleaned well, leaving the glass surface outside sparkling and the prayer flags dust free, while receiving the windhorse blessings.
Outside the windows of the cats’ room, the thunderous roar of water upon impact with concrete and glass frightened Hakim and his siblings. They huddled pitifully at the door, wanting to be let out as far away from the strangers outside their windows as possible.
I waited till the workers had moved onto a few units below before I let the cats out to play in the living room to release their stress.
As a compensation for their 2 minute trauma while their windows were being washed, the cats had their early dinner of tuna.
Finally a sweet offering was made to give thanks for the workers’ continued safety and good health, as they carry on purifying our living spaces.
May these workers have a sweet life while they go about making ours sweet. 🙏