I was reading a magazine last night and came across an article about a guy I knew ten years ago. It was interesting to see what he’s been up to and where life has taken him. It got me thinking about how some doors seem to open, while others close. The door is a beautiful metaphor and has been adopted as a powerful symbol throughout human history. The doorway can symbolise hope and opportunity, a new start and direction. It’s a threshold, a passage from one place or state to another. It’s an entrance, or exit where we anticipate what is on the other side. It can represent the unknown, a choice or change. As well as a warm welcome, doors often symbolise closure, leaving and ending. Here are some beautiful images of doorways from around the world. Try not to rush them, there’s some detail not to be missed. Click on each photo to link to the original. See what they say to you. Enjoy.
The Tao Te Ching – verse 47 (translation by Ursula K. Le Guin)
You don’t have to go out the door to know what goes on in the world. You don’t have to look out the window to see the way of heaven. The farther you go, the less you know. So the wise soul doesn’t go, but knows; doesn’t look but sees; doesn’t do but gets it done.