Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Doorways


"Our lives are filled with doorways.  We call them transitions.  They each take us to a new adventure.  Some doorways appear to hold us back but when we later remember them, we find that they actually moved us forward...we just weren't aware of it at the time."
Mr. Prophet 

As our summer winds down, several of us here at the farmette are approaching doorways.  New opportunities and changes both at work and school are waiting for us. 
 
Exciting, nerve-wracking, new friend making, learning, and life changing experiences are right in front of us.  The type of experiences that move children toward adulthood and force the already adults to embrace new eventualities with grace....and sometimes not. 

I think it is sometimes hard to open that door....even when it is something you have been waiting for. 

And so as our summer winds down we are on the verge of a new doorway....just waiting to tug on the handle. 


46 comments:

  1. Yep, know what you mean by those doorways. Eventually, through each phase of our lives, another door pops up in front of us and maybe it's not one but, two more. Whatever doorway you or yours are going through, may it be for the best.

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  2. These photos are just the kind I love! Your words are so true and such a good reminder for us all.

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  3. I love the simplicity and beauty of your posts! I would love to hear more about the doorways in your family's future!

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  4. It is hard to open the new doors, sometimes....I am from that small town who knows stuff before you do. You describe small towns very good!

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  5. Great pictures and eyeopening insight into life. You're right, those doors allow us to experience life at it's finest, just a step forward is all we have to take! Loving your blog, new follower!

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  6. Summer winding down? Ours just started. Stop it!
    Like that door handle a lot.

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  7. Uh, summer's not winding down yet is it?!

    Beautiful old door :-)

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  8. Lisa - We go back to school on August 4th! It is winding down for us.

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  9. Back August 4th? There ought to be a law!

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  10. I hearya! There is one waiting for me this fall...not sure how to open it or is it, close it!
    BlessYourHeart

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  11. Wonderful photos and post.

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  12. Go for it, But August 4th. Yikes. They gotta have air conditioned schools. Gotta......

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  13. wow. you go back early to school!

    loved the line 'with grace...and sometimes not.' so true... good luck to all of you as you finish out july!

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  14. Such wise words! We have several doors in our lives now as well. (Beginning on the 4th is INSANE!)

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  15. wow that is really early to go back...love this post.love the photos...

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  16. Did your school end in May?

    I like your description of doorways...as we journey through life. Reminds me of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken."

    Enjoy your end of summer!

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  17. Your post is so true.
    It takes real courage to open a door and step out into the unknown.
    And courage,again, to close a door on something that you don't really want to let go of or leave behind.
    I enjoyed your post and am now a follower!

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  18. So true! Sometimes we need to be forced through those doors...great photos too as usual!!

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  19. Sally - The students were out at the very end of May and teachers worked into the first week of June. It has been a very short summer.

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  20. What a lovely post! I love a good doorway - it really makes an impression both physically and mentally!

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  21. That is a remarkably short summer, Farmchick. So, who is going to handle the farmette's harvest if your free child labor is off at school?

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  22. Right about now I'd be happy if someone left the door to the Arctic open. Summer is just getting good and fired up here!

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  23. Great shots. Makes you want to see it in person.

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  24. wow. you have no idea how pertinent this post is to my life right now. thank you for presenting this profound message in such a beautiful way.

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  25. Your post are always to the point (I hope this works in English, if not please forgive me).

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  26. Great pictures and great words!!!!

    Hope you stay cool!!!

    Leontien

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  27. Very wise words and great photos. You certainly do have a short summer. August 4th is really early to be going back to school.

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  28. Good finds and especially like last one !

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  29. Oh how I love this post. Great job!

    Thought of you today. I saw some beautiful old barns that I just know you would have loved seeing. didn't have my camera with me though.

    hugs to ya

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  30. I hope you all find wonderful experiences waiting on the other side of those doors! :)

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  31. It seems that any time a change in our 'safe' life comes along it puts a knot in the stomach...but it usually is for the best.

    Thank you for your prayers. xxoo

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  32. gorgeous photos.
    hope the doorway proves to be exciting and not so scary :)

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  33. These photos go very well with your post. School really starts early there. I think our teachers would have a fit if they started that early here.

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  34. Farmchick -- Like the door handle shot and the character traits it exhibits. Nice post -- barbara

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  35. One of my favorite quotes is by the bull rider Ty Murray..."You are never ready...sometimes it is just your turn"...go for it girl...hope the door opens to something wonderful!

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  36. Love the doorways analogy but you've really peeked my interest on all of those new doorways opening for you. Take care and enjoy the new chapters. It makes me sad to think of summer already "winding down" but we'll be back to school in a month!

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  37. I am not a happy door "opener" but am glad when I finally decide to pass through! Wise post and charming photos!

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  38. We all very often stand at the threshold. One singe step the difference between in and out.

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  39. A new school year just outside the door. They start back here the last of August.

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  40. The caption on the second photo is very apt for my current situation this week. Nice quotes.

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  41. I have a drawer full on knobs..I wildly open the doors in life and haven't been disappointed yet on the other side:)
    Doors...are "a good thing" to quote Martha.

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  42. Lotsa wear and tear on these. Full of character.

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  43. Great, timely post. This will be a year of transition for us, for sure. Love the pics, as always.


    PS Left you a response to the comment you left me.

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  44. I hope your doorways all open on wonderful new experiences and adventures, Farm Chick!

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  45. I'm terrible about doors that beckon to be opened... I like things just the way they are!

    But I do wish you and your family all the best in your new adventures, just as long as you take us with you! :)

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