Friday, October 16, 2009

A Short Exchange About Doors

Facebook may be passé in ten years (maybe less), but for now it's a virtual pub for the global village. While contemplating my recent fixation on doors, I posted a question in my Facebook status and received this lively exchange:
Catherine DiCairano
Tue at 10:51am
Ej Knapp
Ej Knapp
Better not, you might get trapped in there.
Tue at 11:04am
Sharon Kae Reamer
Sharon Kae Reamer
Are you asking for permission? The answer is YES.
Tue at 11:17am
Audrey Cole
Audrey Cole
I have found that a bad attitude works just as well as a closed door. :-)
Tue at 11:31am ·
Paula Hughes
Paula Hughes
that depends on whether you're on the inside or the outside.
Tue at 11:59am ·
Robin Richardson
Robin Richardson
I double-dog-dare YOU!!!
Tue at 12:02pm
Carolyn Burns Bass
Carolyn Burns Bass
I'm working on a blog post about my door. You know Virginia Woolf's famous essay, A Room of One's Own? I've had the room, but it didn't have a door. It was a thoroughfare from one side of the house to the other. The door is so tempting.
Tue at 12:16pm
Mary Compo Cabral
Mary Compo Cabral
Close it now! Close if fast before you lose your resolve.
Tue at 5:37pm
Pamela Marshall
Pamela Marshall
But is it really about closing it or having the choice to .... if you so chose?
Tue at 9:00pm
Richard Cooper
Richard Cooper
Don't open it until you've had a satisfactory number of words produced each day.
Tue at 10:02pm

Each person contributed a valid point to this little exchange about doors. We'll explore these points and others here in Ovations over the next few weeks.

3 comments:

Allison Johnson said...

I'll throw in William Blake quote from THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."

Carolyn Burns Bass said...

Oh, Allison, I love this quote. I may grab it for a future post.

Jody Reale said...

It's strange, isn't it, how freeing it can be to close a door?