Death’s Door

death's door© 2013 Michael Fiveson

The older I get, the less I know. Or maybe I’m just open to all sorts of possibilities, including the very real possibility that much of what we have been taught may not be true. This includes the notion of heaven and hell, an afterlife, even a supreme being. Much of that does not survive the logic and intelligence test for me. It may all be true, some of it may be true, or none of it. So I’ll go with a door to the afterlife, everything is in black and white, and there is an endless supply of chocolate.  And women, lots of women.

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72 thoughts on “Death’s Door

  1. Great post Mike – great ideas. I think that the older we get it seems that we “know less” only because we are learning more – faster. As long as we keep learning we are alive. Love that door.

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  2. Hmmm….a multiple choice test in what to believe once we get to our ripe old ages. The joke is on us once we get to a “certain” age…..ha ha….what you were taught ain’t necessarily so.
    Are peeks allowed through the shutters on the sides of the door? If there is chocolate and wine, I’m good.

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  3. I just knew the ‘door-whore’ would resurface sooner or later! And I guess that endless supply of women you envisage on the other side are all dipped in chocolate!

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      • I am not sure about that….as I just started being soicial on the internet, but so far I feel that people relate in meaningful ways…Its kind of like the new age
        Pen Pal…

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      • Pen pals used to write real letters revealing personal truths and expressing with real sentences. Not sure any of that happens with texting.

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      • omg, lol, lmfao, etc, does not actually say much. All those heads buried in phones might be missing out on something, like the real world.

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      • I must have misunderstood you….I thought you were talking about texting on WordPress…You are expressing in general people are getting away from comunicating the more common way such as by writing, talking on the phone or face to face. Texting is not a meaningful way to comunicate to you…I think you are right as to, if you spend to much time buried in phones, TV, laptop, etc…you will miss out on something like the real word.

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      • Sorry for the misunderstanding…..perhaps I was not clear. In any event, have a great evening and thanks for the chat, eh.

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  4. Hello, thank you for visiting my blog, it gave me a chance to visit your blog and it is excellent. I love all of the every day photographs you have. You should be proud. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  5. Hmmm….well you know I absolutely adore this door ;), and I especially like the light fixture hanging above it. I also really like your use of light and shadow…but really? No color? I’m not going anywhere where everything’s in black and white no matter how much chocolate you have. Though I must say the B and W certainly works well here.

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    • The color is in another building where you get marshmallows and strawberries, but no chocolate. Your pick.
      You know, another blogger (female) called me “unabashedly mad” and it wasn’t even because of this post.

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  6. I’d prefer that your ass sticks around for a bit longer, Mike…even with thoughts of chocolate-dipped women, or whatever the last incarnation of your original words is now….

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  7. Our thoughts and perceptions colour our beliefs as we go through life. We can choose to make our belief as our reality. So anything is possible- a great afterlife with chocolates and lots of women for you:))

    Cheers

    Shakti

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  8. I think I’ve learned my lesson. No “…lots of women” for me. I’ll just be over here in the corner watching. And having the occasional piece of chocolate, and glass of wine. Thanks, Mike, for another great photo. You’ve certainly contributed to the way I now look at the world.

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