The stories they tell and the stories they hide: Doors

Bow Barracks
Bow Barracks

If all doors do is protect and hide, then how is it they can tell us so much. I fear the day all doors look alike, will we still  find  differences inside? (rhymes without intention or meaning!)

The stories they could tell.. But won’t. They take their job seriously. They will not let us through uninvited and will break before they let harm in. They will conceal the pain within, if that is what their masters want. Can it be that the souls of buildings are in the doors?

This time in India old doors really attracted me. I must have passed other such wonderfully aged doors before. I feel a loss at having passed them by without a second glance. I am certain to not do so anymore, they were and often still are, the entrance to many people’s life. Pain and happiness Inc.

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The barber at Bow barracks

By the door..
By the door..

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Doors to an old mansion (havelo), naughara Lane, Chandni Chowk
Doors to an old mansion (havelo), naughara Lane, Chandni Chowk
Still strong-Naughara Lane, Chandni Chowk
Still strong-Naughara Lane, Chandni Chowk
Abandoned
Abandoned
A chemical factory gate, Kolkata, near a small airport
A chemical factory gate, Kolkata, near a small airport

I am slightly crazy and totally sarcastic, with a nasty icing of cynicism. I exude pessimistic vibes every now and then. However, I do actively look for things that make me happy, like birds, damselflies and dragonflies, mountains and of course, books. Generous, inspiring people and people who enjoy what they do for a living while being good at it, make me feel like it is, after all, worthwhile being human. I hope to write about things in a way that makes them interesting.. and makes me more human-like. No matter how many times I rewrite this, still comes out corny. I give up

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