I grew up watching an American daytime game show, Let's make a Deal, in the last round of each show, a contestant was given the option of trading whatever they had won, for what was behind door Number One, Door Number Two or Door Number Three. One of them contained the highest value prize of the day - often a new car, or expensive vacation, one of them contained the Zonk, a joke prize of no real value.
When I travel I sometimes wonder what is behind the doors? Who lives there? What is their life like? Do they enjoy good health? Are they suffering? Are they happy?
Imperfect as it may be, I wouldn't trade what is behind my door, for what is behind a different door. Inside our door, is the life we have built for ourselves, our collection of things that are important to us, things that make us comfortable and happy. There are also struggles behind our door, our struggles, ones we cope with. I am happy with our door.
We live in a highrise building. All of the halls, on every floor, look alike, all of the doors are painted the same color, the paint belongs to the association, the door belongs to me. I have only once gotten off the elevator on the wrong floor, and couldn't unlock the door, only then did I realize it was not my door, but door to someone else's life.
"oh no one knows what goes on behind closed doors"
A song for everythingDelete
yep; sometimes a song says it best.Delete
I've often wondered about the life of some of the residents of two of our older houses. Oddly not the one in between. There was bound to be child creation, back then home births, lots of love, the sound of children, perhaps domestic abuse, fights......life really.ReplyDelete
Wondering who passes this way before, and how they lived. Sometimes houses contain clues, if we know where to look.Delete
“ Imperfect as it may be, I wouldn't trade what is behind my door, for what is behind a different door. Inside our door, is the life we have built for ourselves, our collection of things that are important to us, things that make us comfortable and happy. There are also struggles behind our door, our struggles, ones we cope with. I am happy with our door.”ReplyDelete
And that, my friend, is a life well lived! May you always have a door and the keys to it.
Thank you, I keep the keys in the same place all the time, to try not to lose them.Delete
That was SG's favorite show. His fantasy was to replace Bob Barker when he retired. SG has never forgiven Drew Carey. I like trading doors but only when I know what lies behind.ReplyDelete
From the snippets of his personality that I have seen, SG would be an epic game show host.Delete
He hosted "The Internet Show" in San Diego on UCSD TV and thought for sure The Price is Right would discover him as a result.Delete
In Florida we lived in a gated community that took care of the outside of the homes , as far as paint color and such, and the outside of the fenced yards. We took care of the behind the fence gardens and the gate leading into our front yard. And we could put up any kind of gate we wanted. We had a friend make us this very sturdy lattice-looking gate and decide to paint it fire engine red; the paint had barely dried when the HOA told us the outside of the gate had to be THEIR color, while the inside could be the color of our choice.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad we don't live in an HOA any longer.
We went full fledged high rise condo, I hated yard work,Delete
I did the "wrong floor, wrong door" thing once, too. It was very disconcerting!ReplyDelete
My key didn't fit in the lock.Delete
I've done that! It's kind of embarrassing. One night I was watching TV when I hear a key being slipped into my door. Soon I heard a voice that said "oops" and off they went.ReplyDelete
That would unnever me,Delete
I too wonder what is behind this and that door. I always hope it is a portal to another world.ReplyDelete