I passed by this door on Beacon street a few days ago. Something made me stop in my tracks…a feeling of deja vu. I had been a student in the Boston area many years ago and maybe I saw this door then. It didn’t matter. What struck me was how beautiful it was and how “closed”. I don’t think it is in use anymore…it now serves as part of the enclosure for the beautiful brownstone behind it.
My mind was back to 25 years ago, thinking of how much I thought I knew (in my early 30’s) and how much I didn’t….of how hard I was trying to make an impression on those around me instead of getting to know who they were…all of the sudden, I was filled with regret. Regretting an unconcious past… what a waste of time that is. This thought sprung into my mind: “Will I be passing another door in 25 years and think, Oh, I was only 55 and I was so unconscious…I missed so much!” I hope not.
What doors are open right now? ….I love that thought!!