I never realized how quickly a week flies by until I started posting Thursday Doors. If you haven’t heard of Thursday Doors, it’s hosted by Norm 2.0 and is where door lovers come together every Thursday to post their favorite doors from around the world. I have always admired architecture so I thought this would be a great challenge for me to stop and notice any doors that I see.
With soccer games, hunting for the oldest a car, soccer tryouts, rain, cold, and did I mention rain… I will be delving into the photos I took last week for some more interesting doors from Black Dog Salvage. If you didn’t see the ones from last week, you can check them out here. If you’d like to see more from around the world check them out here.
I find myself noticing doors as I pass them by. I am not always able to stop and photograph them, but am working on collecting more. This noticing them also helps me work on one of my goals for the year.
Staying in the present.
If I am actively participating in noticing things that usually slip by me, then I’m living fully in the present. I mentioned before that I am reading one thousand gifts, by Ann Voskamp. In it, she talks about keeping a gratitude journal. And while I have not started one, I am trying to be aware daily of all the amazing things (no matter how trivial) that I see and experience each day.
The first picture shows where there is just door after door placed according to their use. To the right, is another entire aisle filled with doors also. Most would have to be pulled out to see them fully so I don’t have many pictures from that area. The ones I do have will be in a future post. There are also doors almost everywhere throughout the building. I like how they used the old set of doors above to cover the electrical panel. Much more character and easy access that way.
I enjoyed strolling around the warehouse. I loved seeing the creations, the old becoming new. I was able to look at everything in wonder. I thought about how I am changing, overcoming fears, pressing beyond comfort zones, learning contentment, and becoming new. I breathed in the moment. My feet walking, my eyes seeing, my hand touching.
The picture above was taken outside near the entry doors. I’m not good at knowing what strange doors are taken from. This looks like a ship. There is a giant frying pan hanging on the wall above and the wind was blowing so I wasn’t stepping close enough to read the tag!! (I’m sure the frying pan is fully secured, I just didn’t like the sound)
The picture below was in the upstairs area of the building. The tag said RR which I’m taking to mean railroad. Again, I’m not really familiar with anything other than front doors and car doors. I was just intrigued by both of these because they were unique. I love unique.
There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. -Martha Graham
I hope you’ve enjoyed a few more doors from Black Dog Salvage. If you are ever in Roanoke, VA you should stop in. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. You can also find them on the DIY channel.
Take some time today to be fully present. The thing I’ve noticed about Thursday getting here so soon is how quickly life rushes by. I spend a lot of time hurrying on to the next thing and looking forward to certain benchmarks of time. Really, I should be enjoying the one I’m in.
Staying in the present.
I hope your day is filled with sunshine! And if it’s rainy, like it is here, then I hope it’s at least filled with smiles and laughter.
Let your light shine!