Photo Essay

Doors: The both/and of being

The Red Chair

How often do we look at a door and really recognize it's significance?

A door is both/and. Meaning it is two opposing ideas at once.

A door is inclusive, keeping those whom we care about away from others. And it is also exclusive, it keeps others out.

A door is protection from dangers great and small. It also prevents others from helping us when the dangers are on the inside of the door.

A door is a boundary, it tells others where to stop and where they can get lost.

Doors also provide mystery to otherwise simple life. Behind each door is an enigma just waiting to be solved.

A door protects things in our absence and becomes our bane when we, the owner become locked out.

Doors are everything and nothing all at once.

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5 responses

  • Katerina Podolskaya

    Katerina Podolskaya (Deleted) said (26 May 2009):

    love it)

  • Laurie Taylor

    Laurie Taylor said (27 May 2009):

    i wanted to start collecting doors to make a barrier wall in my basement. i constantly want to kick myself for not doing it. a wall of doors would speak volumes as to where they came from and what they represent.

  • Mei Teng Wong

    Mei Teng Wong said (27 May 2009):

    I love the first photo! Great writeup as well.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    Love doors, and windows, love this essay..I wrote one somewhat similar on windows..

  • Marie-Suzanne Nunes

    Marie-Suzanne Nunes gave props (8 Oct 2009):

    Well done, good story. Voted.

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