Saturday, March 2, 2013
Focusing on Life - Week 9
This week’s photo prompt...
“Let's open some doors to see what awaits us on the other side. You have arrived at the door for a reason, open it up and step in!”
I’ll admit that is one really baffled me. And with the weather so bad here this week, I was unable to go out exploring for inspiration. It turns out that inspiration was right outside my front door. It may not be exactly what Sally had in mind with this prompt but it is what ‘came’ to me.
The door to this little house is not pretty. There are no fancy architectural features or elaborate antique hardware. It’s an odd shape, rather jagged in appearance.
It wasn’t always like this. When I had a friend construct this little house for me it was intended for birds. I made sure to ask him to cut a small round door that would only allow tiny birds in and for the first couple of years the chickadees resided in it.
But one winter, a little chipmunk decided that it might be the perfect place to hibernate. The only problem was that he could not fit through the small door. What was he to do? He had to make changes before he could get in.
With a bit of ingenuity, a lot hard work and a good set of teeth that door was opened for him. And inside he found comfort and warmth that winter. Of course, the birds never went near the place again.
So the moral of the story is this...Even though a door looks inaccessible to you at first, don't get discouraged. You can get inside with persistence and determination. That which had not been available to you, can open up for you. If you sit back and do nothing, you are left out in the cold.