Whilst thinking about doors, yes, it's a regular thing in this business, I realised that it is quite difficult to actually define what a door is! Clearly it is a big lump of wood that sits neatly in a hole of the same size and shape but what is it really? I was disappointed when I looked in the dictionary to find the following definition.
In particular I was offended by the word "barrier"! In this day and age when we are all so security conscious (with good reason, to be fair) it is a shame that we have forgotten what else a door can be - besides a barrier. A door is an opportunity to see and or do something we have never done before or it can be a gateway to a new experience.
A door is not a blockade with the sole purpose of keeping things in or out, be that people or the elements. A door is so much more, it's a portal into our lives, our homes, into who we are and how we live and love.
Our front door is a guardian holding back those things we do not want in our lives and yet allowing safe and welcoming passage to those people we wish to share our homes and hospitality with.
Doors play a huge part in our lives and yet we frequently just take them for granted, we almost forget them completely and often only think to update or replace them when they have long since ceased to function as either a keeper of our home or a welcome party to our friends and family. If you really try hard, how many of us can actually describe accurately our own front door, handles, letter box and all and yet we enter and exit several times a day and thousands of times a year.
Take time and put thought into choosing your next front door it is so much more than just a barrier (Oxford English!)
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