I’ve been posting in Thursday Doors for a while now. Some weeks the doors have been grand, entrances to cathedrals or palaces. Other weeks they’ve been more humble, just like my door this week.
Yet a door, no matter the size or shape, represents possibility. None of us know what lies behind until we choose to open the door and enter. There’s a reason that Let’s Make A Deal, with prizes hidden behind doors 1, 2 and 3, is such an enduring pop culture icon. The idea of doors representing choice, a metaphor for change, is a powerful one. Doors often feature in fairytales, either with a caution that they are not to be opened (usually disobeyed), or as pathways to a quest, representing levels of wisdom or challenge. Spirits in haunted houses are said to wander through doors no longer there, perhaps symbolic of their status as lost souls.
And this little blue door, with its welcoming light, seems to represent a haven. Doesn’t it look welcoming, with the tiled path and the little arch, the plants and the golden light beyond? On a cold dark light it’s almost a beacon, a promise of respite for a weary traveller. This is not my front door – in fact, I have no idea who lives here. But it’s nice to think that, hopefully, they feel happiness when they see their front door, a feeling that they are home.
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This reminds me of my door! Humble but homely 🙂
I hope 2017 is treating you well so far! (fashionably late…as always!) Hehe.
Thanks, Amanda – it’s a cute door, isn’t it? And thanks for your kind wishes, 2017 is all right so far (*cautiously crossing fingers*) Hope it’s treating you well, too and that life has settled a bit xx
Totally off the subject, how’s the new job going? 😀
Hey Kristin! It’s going well, thanks for asking. So far so good hehe. How’s your lovely lazy summer going? We’re expecting snow tonight I think…
Instragram the snow! It’s hot and cloudy here. I’m waiting for this lazy summer to get into the next season…at least of life but I’ll keep the weather. 😉 Glad it’s going well!
I will, if it happens! And enjoy your glorious summer, here’s to an exciting 2017! xx
I haven’t seen your post…I’m guessing no snow? hahahaha
No snow! But a lot of frost ❄️❄️❄️
I am back in business my dear https://aplacetosoar.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/a-summer-reconstruction/
Woo-hoo! I shall head on over xx
“Haven” is the exact right word Helen.
One would swear that you use words professionally or something… 😉
I can imagine dragging myself home after a long day and then looking up to have my spirits lifted by that welcoming sight.
Thanks, Norm 😊
Yes, that’s what I thought too, that it would be a lovely door to come home to. When I took the photo, I think I’d have rather been at home, so I guess that’s why it caught my eye.
Lovely tile and such a warm welcome. I think you’re right, doors are possibilities and the looks of a door can be deceiving about what lies behind it 🙂
Thank you 😊 Yes, I think that’s why I like doors so much – the possibility behind them
I think you just wrote a prologue to a new book here 😉 The door is nicely framed in this photo.
Thank you! Well, that is an interesting thought… I’ll have to see if it takes me anywhere 🙂
lol for a minute there, I thought it was your door!
Haha no, my door isn’t as pretty as that 🙂
sadly nor is mine!
I love the entry to your house! 🙂
I really thought that was your door! I’m pretty sure if I saw someone outside my front door taking a photo I’d be calling the police on you haha
Haha, I did think of that! It was a very quick snap and then I headed up the street!
That door with its soft light does look like welcoming! 🙂