this moment is structured.

Posted by anya on March 21st, 2008 filed in Uncategorized

as Jenya theorized… they say that when a door closes another one opens. but you can say that forever until you die, presumably (and even after that, depending on how you view what happens next.) The whole door open/close thing is a bit of a comfort mechanism, isn’t it? It’s more of a way of interpreting circumstances. And yeah, it helps to look at things that way sometimes. for some people. But it falls into the whole ‘everything happens for a reason’, ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, ‘fate’ thing… i’ve always been skeptical of all of it. it’s just a little too convenient to take agency away from you and place it in the hands of something you can’t grasp.


6 Responses to “this moment is structured.”

  1. eternal optimist Says:

    when one door closes, another one shuts.

  2. Anna Cheung Says:

    I remember when we went to see Chuck Klosterman and he mentioned that there will always be doors (of opportunity) open for us, but the thing is whether or not we’re ready (or feel ready) to enter them…do we then close certain doors and then go through an open window because of how ready we think we are, but look at it as ‘fate’ so we can remove responsibility from ourselves and thus denying that we question our confidence and realize that we have limitations?

  3. Vatrushka Says:

    but everytime the door closes, something else opens. it is inevitable, because the fact that something closed opens something. until you actually stop physically existing in the world, there will always be doors open.

  4. Daniel Says:

    There are so many doors open to you all the time. I think sometimes we get really focused on that one door and lose sight of all the others. And when it shuts, all we see is the solitary closed door. Sometimes that’s okay because if you try hard enough and you’re wearing shoes with a good heel you can kick down the door but it’s good to step back and see that those other doors are still open.

    “When one door closes, another opens” is a very near-sighted way of looking at it (though it does roll off the tongue better) because you don’t look for the other doors until that one door which is so important to you is shut. And just because you’re not looking doesn’t mean they’re not there.

  5. Agus Says:

    *chuckling* WELL at least at our house, it would be less energy enfciieft as I am typically laden with 50 bags of groceries, a baby, keys and a gallon of milk hanging off my pinky, so it would take me twice as long to get in the door with the stuff, the baby and the toddler and get it shut. Plus our door is in the corner so that would make it hard to maneuver getting in if the handle to the storm door was in the very corner and the regular door opened on the other side. Just my opinion!

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