Photo Essay

Doors of Springfield


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 ;)

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4 responses

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    cool essay!! voted!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2010):

    Yes, !!! My vote!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (26 Jan 2010):

    yes my vote and we have something else in common - I also have always enjoyed walking at night and looking into homes...

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (18 Oct 2010):

    Great essay and photos, my vote.

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