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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

#atozchallenge : C is for Closed Doors



I had three possible topics for C.  Carnival, Closed Doors and Chemistry.  What if we discuss the chemistry that happens behind closed doors of the carnival?  I’m open for that discussion because I have no idea what occurs behind those closed doors, even though I could make some educated guesses. 

What people do behind closed doors is certainly not our problem, right?  If the door is closed, it’s closed for a reason?

In my house, I have seven doors, including the front and back doors and not including closet doors.  Six of those doors are normally shut if they are occupied.  The front and back door being obvious closures.  The cats would run out and pretend to be homeless cats if they were open.  They would soon learn that homeless cats have a lot harder time getting their Meow Mix then they do and would return home.  The bathroom door is shut for obvious reasons.  The other three doors are those of teenage occupants.  The door leading to my bedroom is the only one that remains open a majority of the time.  You actually cannot see my bedroom from that door; you have to go downstairs and a hallway before entering my bedroom. 

What goes on behind my children’s closed doors?  Nothing too exciting.  The youngest is sitting on his gaming chair with his headphones on and controller in his hand playing video games.  He, usually, has empty containers and drink bottles lying about to the annoyance of his mother.  The oldest is also gaming.  He’s on the end of his bed.  Normally wrapped in a blanket.  The girl child is talking, texting and facetiming people.  She works on her homework and spends time with his Chin Chin and Guin Guins.  Can you tell the closed door does not create a boundary for me?   I do knock giving a little warning.

Of course, we can go with “when one door closing, another one opens”  How many times have you heard that in your life?  Do you believe it to be true?  Do you have to create that open doorway or does it magically appear?  Like things in carnivals? But are there a lot of doors at carnivals?  I’m thinking only in the fun house.  So people can jump out at you or you get lost trying to find the right door to go through.  I know in haunted houses I’ve encountered a few closed doors that just don’t want to open. 


What conversations do you believe happen behind closed doors?    Conversations that happen behind closed doors are usually about someone else or a private matter.   Closed doors block out the ambient noise.  Closed doors help you get away when you need to.  Closed doors let you be alone.  Closed doors hide secrets.  Closed doors can help prevent hurt and heartache.  Closed doors can cut off love and laughter.
Do you spend a lot of time behind a closed door?

23 comments:

  1. Only five doors in my home, I’m afraid, apart from the front door. Nothing exciting happening behind any of them, though I do write in the living room.

    https://suebursztynski.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/blogging-to-z-2018-c-is-for-collins.html

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    1. I think it's interesting how many doors are in peoples homes. I don't know if I have a lot or a few. I mostly write in my bedroom, just because that is where I keep my laptop. I also handwrite journals and such and the supplies are in the bedroom.
      I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but it's not showing up! Hopefully, it appears out of the nether.

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  2. I really don't like closed doors, inside ones or outside. Living on my own, the only conversations I hold are with myself!

    My Friend Rosey - C is for Cycling

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    1. With all the kids behind closed doors, sometimes I have to talk to the cats. Their response is to meow or purr. Haha. I bet everyone thought my C word would be cats.

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  3. Interesting and entertaining. My kids are at the age where they are still not old enough to be left behind closed doors on their own yet!
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/03/c-is-for-cork-republic-of-ireland/

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    1. I'm not sure my kids should be left behind closed doors at times!

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  4. I am not sure about the opening or closing, but when I was little and I really wanted something, my mom used to say "if they kick you out the door, climb in through the window." :D Words to live by. Except in dating.

    The Multicolored Diary: Weird Things in Hungarian Folktales

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    1. Solid dating advice: Don't climb through the window!

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  5. Interesting post. I do believe in the adage: "when one door closes, another one opens". The first thought that comes to my mind when I think of a closed door is that there is something confidential happening behind it. Closed has a more negative connotation than open.

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    1. So true. Even though not everything that happens behind closed doors is a negative.

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  6. Wow! So many meanings for a close door. For me, usually it means don't go there, that path behind the door is not for you. Or it's me who decide to close the door, to forget what is behind it. But there is always this curiosity what is there at the other side.

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  7. I was curious when I read your choice for the c word. I mean, really, a closed door is just a closed door. You put a lot of meaning into it and I appreciate stretching my mind with your thoughts. Definitely believe when one door closes, another one opens. Sometimes we don't realize it until many years or decades later. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    JQ Rose

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  8. We have ten doors -- and I spend a lot of time behind the closed door of my study, writing. As for one door closing and another opening... I think we have to actively work towards the other one opening, just like everything else in our lives. Great post.

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  9. I always wonder what people are like when they're home. You never can tell if a person is projecting a certain image when at work, but behind closed doors, they're a completely different person.

    Circle the Drain by Katy Perry

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  10. We only have 4 doors at home including the front and balcony door. Only the door to the bathroom is regularly closed - I guess we live out in the open! Even though I'm an introvert, it bothers me less than it should - probably thanks to the fact that the 3 of us have different schedules and don't meet a lot during the week.

    But I also have a problem with conversations behind closed doors. It usually feels fishy!

    My blogs in the A to Z: Self discovery via travel and a separate Interactive story.

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  11. Sometimes when doors are closed and windows are locked, you need to dig down to escape.

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  12. I'm a huge fan of closed doors. I keep my bedroom door closed and locked because I will not be able to sleep without it being like that. I also keep it firmly closed when I leave for the day even though nobody can come into my place. Just a weird OCD thing. (Greetings from the A to Z Blogging Challenge)

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  13. I love this topic. It makes me think of B.A. Paris's novel, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS--great book, by the way. Closed doors were never allowed in my house growing up. My mother simply thought all doors should be open. If they were closed, you were sure to get a knock and then an abrupt open. I also equate closed doors with opportunity that is denied us ... but maybe because there's something better waiting...

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  14. My cat is not a fan of closed doors. He'll put his paw underneath and rattle them like crazy. People are always surprised to learn it's the cat making all that notice. Weekends In Maine

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  15. Thought provoking for sure...your closed door questions and answers. I do adhere to one closes another opens and my glass is always half full. Open doors at my house except for spare bedroom and that's for energy saving.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  16. Good one! Closed doors to keep the noise out while I work. I also believe when one door closes another one opens.

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  17. Morgan,

    We always kept our bedroom door closed even when the kids were small. My sleeping brain allowed my ear to stay in tune to their needs during the night with the child monitor. However, I was never allowed to close the bathroom door as I needed to hear what was going on in the next room when they got big enough to climb out of their crib and even if I had the door closed then they would come in on me. Mothers never get true 'alone time' in those early years and even as they grow older. Behind 'closed doors' was the only was DH & I could have private conversations about our children to figure out, what he/she needs or how to handle a situation. After kids entered our world we not only had to keep intimate moments behind 'closed doors' but make sure the door was locked. I always feared one of our wee ones would come in on us at the wrong possible moment. lol Now, that the house is empty we still keep our bedroom door closed and locked but that's for a sense of security. It always provides a layer to block appliances and other noises in our home. Thank you for visiting yesterday and I hope you'll return for today's A2Z edition of iPad Art Sketch 'D' post.

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  18. There is always another door opening...

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