The trick is in figuring out whether a slow-to-open door will never open or will open with enough focus, patience, passion, and experience. ;-D! Often great treasures can be found behind doors that don’t easily open but call to us anyway. And I’ve learned much from doors I never did find a way to open no matter what I tried. The door that does not open may indeed not be my door, but the lessons it offers can be.
With Love,

I didn't have my glasses on....


“if it does not open, it’s not your door.”

– author unknown

image credit: ann arbor fairy doors

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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6 Responses to door.

  1. Yeah there are some amazing things behind doors that are slow to open

  2. Well, you are a wise man. I love LOOKING at doors, and should take photos of them, since they’re so seductive to me. But as a writer I wonder, ‘what’s behind that door?’ As a human being, I wonder, ‘can that door be opened?’ (Yes, a slow-opening door may be just what we need, huh?)

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your kind and interesting comment. I too, am intrigued by doors and gates, their beauty and mystery, what they represent, and sometimes their challenge.

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