Inside – Weekly Prompts: Wednesday Challenge – The Door & #ThursdayDoors: May 14th, 2020.

This week GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Why not show us or tell us about a door, is there a mystery lurking – where does it lead and what could be hiding beyond?

& each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.

So perhaps not a door as we know it, but certainly a doorway.  This shot is taken from deep inside Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber, maybe once a doorway between worlds, maybe it still is.  Maybe there once stood here only the liminal boundary between the living and the dead, or perhaps from within I stare out into an unknown world, waiting to be reborn.

I am sat inside looking out at the signs of modern world, but really sat here within this earthen womb I close my eyes and it is timeless.  Indeed this is one of my favourite places, one of those ‘in between’ places I find not only incredibly beautiful and peaceful, but at the same time dark and scary .  For me there is nothing in between about this place, the landscape here seems to be at polar opposites with itself, and I love that about it!

This passage is a doorway to inspiration, a metaphysical entryway that allows my mind transition between realms, and contains the power to effect emotion, through memory even at this distance. Some days I look in, at myself, sat inside, content, warm, holding all the knowledge I need for this moment in time, safe and secure in the constant stillness. And yet on other other days I look out at what might be, where I might go, what exploration might be made, at myself as I traverse a world full of insecurities, of danger, and the place wherein learning and excitement lies.

And then I realise I too am the doorway, for I stand between both places at the same time, a thought is all that is needed to shift between the realms, to hold the door open, to keep it closed, and the trick becomes in the knowing of when I need to be one or the other.

‘Inside’, Bryn Celli Ddu, Anglesey, 2019.




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