Every doorway, every window, every gate is a portal to adventure. It may well be that those portals are locked when I approach. More often than not, I find that it’s I who locked them up, who put impediments in my own way. That is the price of fear, of laziness, and of self-doubt. What holds me back or shuts me out is rarely an insurmountable obstacle; it’s me, often and only me. If I want to grow and change, learn and progress, it’s up to me to find the openings I most want to explore, and challenge the barriers with all my might. If I can’t find the key, I should make one. And frankly, if I can’t do that, I should probably make some adventures of my own and not bother waiting for the right portal to appear. Knock, knock! Life calling!
I love the metaphor and I love those door images!
I never tire of doorways and windows: besides their physical novelty or beauty, they all imply so many stories of coming and going, imprisonment or freedom, and simply (but richly), the endless histories of those who have looked or passed through them in either direction. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!
I did, thank you!
😀 😀 😀
Glad you liked—I’m always happy if I happen to hit upon an actual point! 😀
Love this. I love to walk through new and previously unknown doorways:)x
Exactly so! Some fantastic ones thus far on our summer adventures! 😀
I love doorways!!!!!
Me, too! So many stories past, so many yet to be discovered, and so much loveliness and longing inherent in the mere appearance of them. 😀
Just what I needed to hear this morning. Now to go push through some doors!
Away we go! I love all of the passages through which you take us on your blog, both natural and human-made—a grand adventure every time. 🙂
Many happy explorations!
Thank you; I’m enjoying a whole lot of them just now!
Love doors and windows, too, Kathryn! The unknown … it has us hesitate and want to find out at the same time. Oh, the ambivalence of life … but that is also what makes it magical at time. Lovely post. Hope you are well. XO ♥
Exactly, my dear. You read me so well! Having a marvelous, wonder-filled holiday full of doors, windows and paths that beckon and surprise us at every turn. Life is good. Love to you and your dear mother!