Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Open Doors

The saying goes, when one door closes another one opens. This proverb means that when one opportunity is washed up, another one becomes available.

Doors serve as the perfect metaphor. They are the passages we must go through to get to our locations. Doors close to keep people and things out. They open to invite them in. Doors can reveal pleasant surprises while they could also hide terrible secrets. A closed door is a rather mysterious thing. There is no saying what lies behind until you decide to step through. Doormen protect certain doors. Only once you have been granted access shall you enter through their doors, much in the same way the once popular football star from high school protects the door of a trendy nightclub on a Friday night. At the mercy of the doorman, one must follow their rules or know someone on the inside that can vouch for them. Beware of doormen! Charm and charisma may not always work!

Finding a job out of University has been an extremely frustrating experience. You assume all doors are open once you attain a degree, however, this can't be any further from the truth. It's not easy getting used to having doors shut in my face, but perhaps I have just been trying to enter to wrong doors. Another door has been closed, but maybe someone else needed to enter more then me? Maybe they were more experienced? Maybe they have been looking to enter longer then I have? Maybe that door just wasn't the one I was supposed to go through? Who's to say really. At least I can say I got close. Another door else where has opened and I'm going to make the best of it because it's not always about the destination, rather, the journey; but that's a whole different proverb altogether.


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