Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Doors and Windows

When my son was a young child he called eyelids doors. The more I have thought about that concept over the years I have realized he was so right. Eyelids do act as doors, opening to amazing sights and taking in the world around us, both the beautiful and the ugly. Can we filter what comes in? Guide our children to see the beauty? Close the eyelids when necessary? Or do we leave them wide open?

What is behind closed doors?

Their are doors of perception. Do we unlock our doors or keep them locked?

Doors come in many colors and shapes.

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Windows can act as a door. Sometimes they are open and sometimes they are closed. It has been said in songs and poetry that we have windows of the mind. Opening our mind, we learn more about the world around us. Some people choose to keep their minds closed, while others choose to open themselves up and to learn. Sometimes we put filters or shades on the mind. Growing and learning by opening our eyes can be delightful. Notice what you notice today.

6 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Out of the mouths of babes, eh? This is very thought-provoking!

Relyn said...

"Notice what you notice today." That is marvelous advice. I will. Thank you.

La Tea Dah said...

Excellent post! Our senses are the windows to our soul. They must be guarded with care, as what comes in creates who we are.

LaTeaDah

Laurie said...

I love this post Marilyn, it makes me smile, and want to go outside to see what the world has to offer today. Thanks for the eye opener!

tangobaby said...

This is a wonderful post. Eyelid doors. So very wise and true!

La Tea Dah said...

Awwww, someone else to appreciates taking photos of doors and windows. At this moment I am remembering a fun afternoon of taking photos of doors and windows at Faraway Ranch in the desert of SE Arizona. Old, quaint, and picturesque --- doors and windows say alot about the era in which they were produced.

LaTeaDah