Before reading further, think about the first thing that comes into your mind as you view this picture. Then, hold on to that thought until you finish reading.
This picture is a little bit different for me than what I usually post but then again, I’m always looking for new and intriguing things.
This picture reminds me of the idea of having faith. Having faith in the idea that when you walk through a door – provided opportunity is knocking…or maybe not – you trust that it’ll be all right.
At least that’s the story I conjured up today when I was working with this image over at Zazzle: walking into the abyss.
I love the green and the door. The door.
Where will the door go?
I have no idea, but it’s fun to think about.
Where do you think it’ll go?
In order to find out, though, you have to walk through. The option to turn back is lost as soon as you step over the threshold.
There’s no turning back now. The door has closed behind you.
Where do you you go? What do you see?
Looking forward, is it dark? A new opportunity? A vast expanse of the null and void? A continuation of what was behind?
When I was in high school, a teacher friend of mine related this really cool mind trick to us. I don’t care to think about how long ago that was already.
I don’t remember all the possibilities of the results, but I remember what I saw as she related the story to us.
I was walking along and a saw a cup. The question was, what did I do with the cup?
Next, I continued along a trail and found a key. What did I do with the key?
Then, I came to a wall and what did it look like?
Then, what did I do?
What did I do? Well, when I saw the cup, I put it in my backpack. Then, I put the key in my cup when I found it. The wall I came to was a brick wall, and when I saw it, hopped up, and continued walking.
Apparently, all that spells out how I see life. The fact that I took the cup with me when I found it meant that I am always looking for tools and things to help me along, including inspiration. With the key, the fact that I took it with me and put it in the cup means that I am prepared to unlock mysteries if I need to. A brick wall meant that I value established things, but the fact that the trail just continued on past the wall meant that I view death as a continuation of life and that perhaps we just continue on our journey.
It was so profound to me at the time. I thought of that when I snapped this photo of this door. For some reason, it almost beckons me to define my life somehow.
So now here’s the question for you. In the comments, tell me the first thing you thought when you saw this picture of the door.