When we peer out of a window or glance in, we readily accept what we see as accurate but rarely is it a faithful representation of the truth. Perceptions can be a distortion of reality. An observation looking in or out of a window at others instantly freezes and records a perception. The fleeting moment is comparable to a fingerprint or a photograph, a sole moment that can never be recreated. This is when the error and misconceptions begin. The imprint that perception creates leads to a false story, a romanticized judgment. Catching our own reflections while passing by a window can produce the deception of perception, a false impression and a quick evaluation of ourselves. This piece is a contemplation of pondering the sliding scale of first impressions viewed through a window and the building of false stories.