The Intriguing Asparagus Doorway

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The intriguing asparagus doorway

Where do you lead? What do you hide? Who has passed through? What stories do you have to tell?

I took this photo of this amazing doorway in Lagos, Portugal in 2012. It looks very old and was part of an old building in the town centre. I love the old green (asparagus) tiles that make up the doorway and the old door.I find the image really thought provoking.

Doors and doorways are like the keepers of history and the custodians of the future – look at me getting all deep and meaningful! It’s amazing what your brain comes up with from a challenge prompt on a crayon colour.

#coloryourworld 120 Days of Crayola

Today’s colour is asparagus

Jennifernicholewells.com: color-your-world-asparagus

How many doors and doorways do you pass through in a day?

We all have doors in our lives. Some we pass through every day and maybe take them for granted. Some doors for me are a blessing – walking into my front door of my home, closing the bedroom door to go to sleep, knocking on the door at the homes of family and friends, tentatively awaiting it to open.

Doors and Doorways are Symbolic

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” (John Barrymore)

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” (George Washington Carver)

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” (Graham Greene)

“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” (Alexander Graham Bell)

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” (Mary Browne)

“An unlocked door means that, occasionally, you might get a devil come in, but a locked door means you have thousands of angels just walk by.”(Ian MacKaye)

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” (Eugene O’Neill)

“Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done.” (Robin S. Sharma)

“You can choose not to sit on the fence. You can choose not to criticise. You must stand as guard at the door of your own mind and choose to be positive.” (Gail Kelly)

What’s your favourite quote or saying about doors and doorways? I would love to hear them. Is there any door or doorway symbolism in your life at the moment? What do you think is behind the intriguing asparagus doorway? 

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “The Intriguing Asparagus Doorway

  1. I love everything about this post. I love doors ,Architecturally, they are an important factor,not jusy a symbol for openings. Those quotes are perfect for your views and one particular quote that inspired me was that of Alexander Graham Bell.I needed to be on guard for hesitations. Thank you for this inspiring Post.

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    • Thanks Holly. I did actually change the background colour on my blog today to a shade darker following some useful feedback on the community pool. However, it’s a total coincidence that it’s asparagus. In fact I hadn’t realised it myself until you pointed it out. Well done for noticing and thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  2. Beautiful photo, beautiful words, and splendid quotes! Thank you so much for sharing this. I don’t think I had previously heard any of those quotes, and they were all too wonderful to choose just one favorite. But if I had to pick one, the Alexander Graham Bell quote about staring so long at a closing door that we miss another one opening. That’s just brilliant, and painfully true.

    I can’t wait to read future crayon color prompted posts from you! :-)

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  3. Love this post. I’ve been going through a doorway, transitioning careers. Mostly choosing to go through the doorway is the scariest part, since you don’t know everything about the other side.

    I want to pick your brain now, since you came up with this just through a crayon prompt. Nicely done!

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