The bright yellow door that I know nothing about

“Just because a door appears closed it does not mean that it is locked – nor that it will not open with the right heart, call or touch”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

I know nothing about this door:

If it’s locked,
or open.
If it’s vacant,
or occupied.
If they own the place,
or have rented it.
How many people are in there?
And how many cats?
What do they look like?
What’s beneath their appearances?
Where do they work?
Why one window is half-open,
and the other closed?
What do those symbols mean?
Intricately carved and painted.
Does the motorbike,
belong to them?
When was the last time,
that mailbox saw a mail?
Do they sweat as much,
as I do sitting outside?
Do they see me,
and wonder what am I clicking,
or get annoyed?
Those little red bells,
hanging from green leaves.
Do they indicate something?
Was it supposed to be
color coordinated,
or it just happened?

There’s no story behind this door, or rather there are plenty. But, none that I know of. A whole world is living out there, after all. Someone’s whole world!

I clicked this picture in Georgetown area of Penang, Malaysia. If you love street art, funky cafes, decorated rickshaws, scrumptious food, either or all of it, go to Penang at any chance you get.

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  1. Love this! It’s a refreshing read from most blog posts. It’s a great thing to look at this amazing door and ask all the questions, but sometimes the mystery is the best part.

  2. Wow. There is so much simplicity, yet so much truth to this post. It honestly has really made me think about life and how other people lead it. Also, the door is absolutely stunning. Such gorgeous colour, great photo!

  3. Doors are funny that way. We never know what they Barbour and for whom. Lovely picture and idea. I’m also fascinated with doors, windows and so forth. Perhaps it has to do with the favt that we are portals ourselves.

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