Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for...

Death.  NOT.  During the month of April, I'm taking a respite from the subject of death.  Okay, okay, I'll sneak a few things in because there is a day that's pretty important in April that deals with death.  Today, I let Gracie Wilde  pick my D topic and she said "Doors."

Well, the first thing that comes to mind is the band, the Doors.  So, here's a song to listen to while you read the rest of this rambling post.

The next thing I think of when I think of doors, is the quote, "When God closes a door, he opens a window."  My mom says this to me a lot.  I've had a lot of doors close and I've crawled through some half-open windows in the past few years.  When bad things happen, like death or job loss or house loss, it's hard to see anything good that comes from it.  We can't possibly see anything good from something that hurt us so much.  But, I have to say, it is when we are in the abyss that we do our best learning.  We come out stronger or we get closer to someone or we find joy in the simple things.

So, what do you think of when you think of doors?  What's your favorite Doors song?

18 comments:

  1. Would have stayed for the song alone, but the post was just as good. I have also felt the slam of doors and was always often told, but rarely accepted at the time, that saying. Favorite Doors song...hmm....probably Light My Fire, but I also want to say Riders on the Storm....great now I'm going to be listening to 70s music all night :P

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    1. It never really feels like there's a window, but often in hindsight we can see it.

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  2. When I lived in apartments, I took down unnecessary doors and used them as tables...Leave the bedroom door open so the cat can come in anytime she wants...Never paid attention to titles and who was singing, so the only thing I can associate right quick with the Doors is "come on baby, light my fire."

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    1. Doors make great tables and Lego building surfaces. That's what my son uses them for. Even if I have the door closed, my cats are able to get them open. Don't know how they do it, but they do.

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  3. Love The Doors! I love People Are Strange, particularly the lyric "When you're strange, faces come out of the rain". Great quote from your Mum - I hadn't heard that before, but it is great.

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    1. Really? You've never heard that quote. I think it's really cliche, but maybe that's just in America.

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  4. Yay1 The Doors! It's too hard to choose my favorite Doors tune but the most memorable has to do with The End. As a high senior in 1971, I was ooe of the student council members who was charged with reading the daily bulletin over the intercom every day. On the last school day we, w/o permission. mind you, played The End over the intercom.....administration didnt appreciate that....
    I like to take photos of doors. The symbolize entries and exits in life. What IS behind Door # 2? You won't know unless you open it up. Hold your breath and tirn that doorknob.
    Well played, Pamela!

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    1. I'm sure they didn't appreciate that. Reminds me of Andy Dufresne in the Shawshank Redemption playing the opera song. Like that scene, I'm sure it was worth it.

      My husband also takes pictures of doors. When I went to Paris, I had tons and tons of pictures of doors because they were all so cool. If I could find them, I could have posted some of them here. Aww well.

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  5. Love The Doors! You mom sounds wonderfully smart. I always thought it was another door he opened but windows work as well. ;)
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests
    #warriorminion

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    1. A door or a window is the same basic concept, with the exception that windows tend to be smaller:)

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  6. To be honest, I think along the same lines you do! Great post. Visiting from the A-Z!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks. I love the name of your blog!

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  7. Love the doors...especially People are Strange.. great song and pretty true!

    Agree about the door/window concept...Hardship tends to change how we perceive things. So when it's preferable to walk out the door after a loss we'll take a window and be grateful for it.

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    1. Ha! Yes, people ARE strange! The Doors nailed it.

      And yes, I've been grateful for quite a few windows.

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  8. I love your mum's quote, and it's very true. It's hard to remember that when you're in the pit of despair, but even in the darkest hour, something good will flourish. Thanks for a beautiful post. :D

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    1. Thanks Clare. And thanks for stopping in to say hi!

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  9. Love the Doors. I think of "Peace Frog" and pretty much the entire "An American Prayer" album, which I discovered in college. A lot more spoke word than music, but still had that great Doors sound.

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  10. True words. Half the time, we don't even realize when we've come through a door that's led us to a new situation. Love Coming in from the Cold by Bob Marley. Has reference to open and closed doors.

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