Doors of Springfield
10 Jan 2010
Door— transition, metamorphosis
A door is an important element of a house, a symbol of passage from one place to another, one state to another, from light to darkness.
The door has a role in initiation rites. When you cross the threshold, you abandon old, emotional ideas, concepts and plans which are no longer appropriate; the familiar horizon is enlarged.
As an access to a refuge or the warmth of a hearth, a door also symbolizes communication, contact with others and with the outside world. An open door attracts because it signifies welcome, invites discovery, but a door can also signify imprisonment, isolation. A closed door signifies rejection, exclusion, secrecy, but also protection against dangers and the unknown.
The doors of Springfield fascinated me.....closed portals to people's lives. I think I'm a voyeur in that I have always enjoyed walking at night and looking into other's homes ;)