Here is the Little Door
Lift up the latch; O lift!
We need not wander more,
but enter with our gift . . . "
"Strive to enter through
the narrow door:
for many, I tell you,
will try to enter
and will not be able."
~ Luke 13: 22
[L: The Cutest Playhouse
in all of Philadelphia!]
There are numerous symbolic doors in literature: opening, closing, revolving, inviting, forbidding, remaining locked forever. As I read on a poster once, "There are as many doors as there are desires." Here are some of the most meaningful doors that I have come across in my reading:
1. In Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird,
a door representing one's own humanity
2. In Edna St. Vincent Millay's sonnet "Bluebeard,"
a door representing privacy
3. In Franz Kafka's parable, "Before the Law,"
a door representing the Law
4. In E. B. White's essay, "The Door,"
a door representing (in)sanity
And most recently . . .
5. In my friend Jan Donley's new novel The Side Door,
a door representing "secrets . . . everywhere . . . under carpets, in closets, in pockets, underground . . ."
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SEE TODAY'S NEW POST: "THE LITTLE DOOR"
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