inquisitive, wanting to know something …
strange, unusual, different.
Who doesn’t like an open door?
An open door offers a glimpse of something different: maybe an entrance, an exit, maybe a diversion or distraction, but always something different. It can beguile, entrance…
…or we can leave it closed and stay in the dark.
Doors are designed to open. What distinguishes a door from, say, a wall is its potential to allow access, shed light, enlighten, not the fact that it can remain closed.
A door ajar is perhaps the most entrancing – what’s inside, what’s outside, what’s on the other side? I’ve found this week that every meeting, with mentees, students, friends and colleagues, has been a door ajar, each revealing something new, giving new insight into the other side. But it’s not just meeting that has this effect – doing something is like leaning on that open door. It builds momentum and brings about change.
So whether watching a movie or taking a picture, reading or writing a book, going or returning, it’s worth remembering to look for open doors – those that look in and those that look out.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it enriched every one of its nine lives too.