Gates, Doors & Portals
When god shuts a door she opens another - some bullshit.
Metaphors be damned. Doors are made by humans and as such I’ve never known another to open when one’s shut. And the world is rife with them. At least there I know there’s something behind them. Just nothing of interest. Not until the apocalypse comes and we have to be kicking them down to scavenge.
Till then, it’s just more people. Just more stuff. And just more bullshit.
Most disappointing is the fact that the virtual worlds we create for ourselves are no better. The doors offer even less. And yet. And yet!
They hint at something. They offer the idea that there is something more to the world, waiting just outside of our reach. Something that promises adventure, entertainment, knowledge, power, or at least a good story. But more often than not when they do open it’s just to another empty room. There isn’t anything worth scrounging for.
So when I opened my first portal. In the real world. You can imagine my surprise.
Only there wasn’t any.
I had been so trained in disappointment, that I just shut it immediately.
I mean it popped open. And I could see something wholly new and different across the threshold. But I didn’t want anything to do with it.
Actually I wanted a sandwich at that point. So I shut the portal and went to get lunch.
Today’s art is courtesy of Thomas Stoop from Vancouver, Canada.