As I was coming back into town the other day… I idly looked around while waiting for the light to change downtown. Suddenly… I sat up a little taller… a new business had gone in this old historically beautiful home that had once been turned into an antiques store.
It was the entrance that drew my fascination to it… especially the door… I love old doors. It had changed hands, apparently, and this new plaque showed what it was now…
Apparently I am not alone in my fascination with doors … I remember one of the first coffee table books I got after moving to the Charleston area was a photo book titled Doors of Charleston-it had the most unique, quaint and glamorous doors I had ever seen… pretty doors are like a magnet to me!!
A door is also the most popular everyday object in our lives because it hides a lot of meanings… symbolically and spiritually. It is a paradox in that it can convey two opposite meanings simultaneously… depending on the perspective of the door opener or closer . A door can be an entrance or exit, way in or way out, … metaphorically linking us to another world, a new beginning, challenge or opportunity… while also closing an episode or stage in life that has run its course and needs to be closed so as to open another door.
Every time we pass through a door… we need to concentrate on the present moment… whether it is leaving your home, getting in and out of your car, going into a meeting or out for lunch, visiting a friend or returning home. Doors are daily reminders we have to pay attention to our world and stay connected to our lives.
The symbol of doors as portals to all opposites exists between earth and the sky -night and day, light and darkness, warm and cold, our earthly world and heaven. Doors as dividing lines are found symbolically in almost all religions.
Matthew 7: 7-8. ” Ask and it shall be given to you, seek, and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone that asketh receiveth and he that seekest findest and to him that knocked… it shall be open”
So until tomorrow… ” When God closes a door, He always opens a window.” ( Woodrow Kroll)
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
… And the missing grandchild? Rutledge! Mollie had taken him to Charlotte for the Lacrosse Lake Norman Classics
And guess what ? The Loggerheads were the tournament champions! Way to go Rutledge!!!