Doors: A Permanent Threshold to Possibility

 

 

Catskills (2)
Catskills, USA
 

 

 

 

 

Sound, jocund strains; on pipe and viol sound,
Young voices sing;
Wreathe every door with snow-white voices round,
For lo! ’t is Spring!
Winter has passed with its sad funeral train,
And Love revives again.

Sir Lewis Morris

Life Music

 

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Police Station, Venice, Italy
 

 

 

 

“Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy.”

Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote

 

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“The sweetest thing that ever grew beside a Human door.”

William Wordsworth

Lucy Gray

 

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Venice, Italy
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon’s door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, “It is better to make friends at home,” Anacharsis replied, “Then you that are at home make friendship with me.”

Plutarch

Life of Solon

 

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Morocco
“Take thy beak from out my heart and take thy form from out my door.

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore”

 

Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven

 

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Zattere, Venice, Italy
 

 

 

 

 

 

”Shut, shut the door, good John! fatigued, I said;
Tie up the knocker! say I ’m sick, I ’m dead.”

Alexander Pope

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot. Prologue to the Satires. Line 1

 

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Fez, Morocco

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Why it’s simply impassible!
Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible?
Door: No, I do mean impassible. (chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!”

Lewis Carroll-

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

 

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Door in the Old Medina, Fez, Morocco
 

 

 

 

“Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things.”

Pablo Picasso

 

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Essaouira, Morocco

 

 

“For the cowards, all doors are locked; for the daring, all doors are open!”

Mehmet Murat Ildan

 

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Train Station at Lisbon, Portugal
 

 

 

 

“Follow you bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

Joseph Campbell

 

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Essaouira, Morococ
 

 

“My songs are the door to every dream I’ve ever had and every success I’ve ever achieved.”

Dolly Parton

 

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Fez, Morocco
“Teachers can unlock the door of learning, but you must enter by yourself.”

 

Anonymous

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Lisbon, Portugal
 

 

 

 

 

 

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” –

 

Aldous Huxley

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Lisbon, Portugal
“All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door.”

 

-John Kenneth Galbraith

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One thought on “Doors: A Permanent Threshold to Possibility

  1. With every breath and every smile you teach the wonders of your travels. This gift is for your students meeting you for the first time and your old friends hearing your laughter after several weeks absence. Love ya, tk

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