A door is first and foremost an entrance. A door or doorway symbolizes transition or opportunity. Beyond it may lay a new experience or insight that may broaden our understanding about ourselves or life in general. In my own life, I have seen that when one door closes another soon appears on the horizon.
Have you noticed the difference in doors all around the world and particularly within Israel? From a bustling shuk to mystical Tzfat, they are all unique. I think of them as personal signatures. They can tell us a story about the inhabitants of the house. What is the significance of a red door today? Feng shui, the Chinese philosophical system that harmonizes us with our surroundings, teaches that certain colors bring about emotions and feelings. The front door to your home is the spot where energy enters your home. Painting a door red helps bring more energy into the home and creates a feeling of welcome.
At this time of year, when we count Sefiras ha’Omer, doors and doorways take on a more personal meaning. We all have our own personal doorways that we walk through on our journey of self-improvement. We can leave things behind as we go from one area to another.
I would like to invite you to my gallery where I will be featuring a new door I am currently working on. My other work will be on display as well.
Please join me for an open house at Rechov HaNurit 5/2 in Beit Shemesh on Friday, June 17th, between 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. If it isn’t convenient, please call to arrange another time to come or to have me bring some work to your home.
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