Anyone else have a fascination with windows and doors? I started years ago taking photos of doors. Then when Pinterest came along I would save pins of doors and windows. (If you are interested in some great pins see my board!)They bring me a sense of possibility I guess. My art journals have pages with doors and gates and windows. I go back to drawing, painting them again and again. The symbolism behind them is intriguing.
Doors hold the essence of mystery, seperating two distinct areas, keeping things apart. They are a barrier, a boundary, which must be negotiated, before the threshold can be crossed. The mysterious beyond is hidden from sight by the closed door, and some sort of action must be taken before the otherside becomes visible and available to us. The closed door is full of potential, for anything might lie beyond, as yet unknown and unseen. Yet the closed door may also be limiting, preventing us ever gaining access to its hidden contents. Breath of Green Air
What is a window metaphorically? A window is a spiritual entrance through which your soul can travel. If you choose to let it go, your soul can break the glass boundaries created by the window and travel into the greater world; soaking in the sounds, the smells, the sights. A window is a portal; allowing your thoughts to roam around freely. However, a window creates boundaries, as your soul can only travel as far as your eyes can see. You cannot move right, or left; you move in an unwavering straight line. As you gaze out the window, you watch life go by, failing to contribute any involvement. Windows aren’t for proactive people; they are for those who watch rather than do. Those who sit outside of a window usually have a narrow point of view, and aren’t open to anything new or different. Need to Read Blog
I started this piece with the intent of a door which became this mandala window. Mandalas also serve as portals, doorways to new worlds. I would love to have a blue door with a stained glass mandala like this!
What comes to you when you think of Windows, Doors, or Portals? Hoping you take some time and play with this prompt. Each time I sit with my journal and let myself explore, I learn more about myself.
Thanks for reading!