Posted on November 30, 2014

A face in the (garage) door #facesinthings

There is a row of lock-up garages near me.

When I walk by each dirty door I could get depressed because they are all green and black with mould and spores and to be honest, the whole construction is a blot on the landscape.

Why doesn’t each owner clean his or her own door(s)? Why are they painted the worst colour of all for showing dirt? (White: I besmirch your good and pure association.)

Why couldn’t they be red or black or attacked by rabid street artists with a Banksy aesthetic?

Mouldy Garage Door

But then I pause, stop, look a moment longer, and yes. Yes I can see it. A face in the dirt. A face visible through the machinations of this lock-up door.

The padlocks on either side are the exhausted, non-plussed eyes and the handle in the middle is a nose and the keyhole is the cute, slightly open mouth.

Can you see it?

Now that I’ve seen, it I can’t not see it. Inside that garage door there is a personality trying to get out. The pattern of scratches at the bottom only add to this notion for me. It could be dogs or hail or children off the leash.But in my head, it isn’t any of those things.

Look beyond the obvious. Seek and you shall discover. You never know what you might find.

See more faces in things.


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  • Reply Karen December 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Dear Dora, How great are those little bits of magic/snow/mini meterorites of inspiration floating from your header! I love to be inspired and am looking forward to following your new blog. That quote is wonderful “Look beyond the obvious ….”and the Faces in Things makes you want to look harder and differently x
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    • Reply daintydora December 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

      Thanks so much lovely Karen! My first comment on my new blog.

      I was playing about with that snow and hadn’t realised I’d turned it on! It does look like little dots of inspiration floating from the header. I think I’ll leave it for the season! x

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