La Plume Noire Photography

What Lies Beyond…

As humans, we are curious by nature. A simple doorway in front of us, opens our imagination; and questions us, “what lies beyond?” In straightforward cases, the answer is given to us. However, that does not happen very often.

Thus, our imagination takes over. We may spend minutes, hours or days in our minds deciphering. In fact, we may never learn the truth. We may never know ‘what lies beyond’. Yet when we have found what we are looking for, the truth can either break us, make us become a better person or eventually set us free. As the proverb says: “curiosity killed the cat, satisfaction brought it back.” Besides, does our curiosity ever stop? Or do we only stop questioning once we have learnt the truth? Perhaps after we have learnt the truth, there are many more doors to unlock. On the other hand, maybe it is more safe to leave the door locked. To move on with our life, never knowing the truth; but always curious.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein

So my question for you today is:
“What lies beyond?”

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30 comments

  1. oolung

    I find there’s a bit of a stalker in me… I love looking into people’s windows, seeing the spaces they create for themselves and imagining their lives (unhealthy?). Aren’t windows and doorways fascinating? Especially in old buildings with history and character.

    • Don’t worry I do that to, especially in the high-class London area; where you see huge chandeliers and beautiful wallpaper. But yes, I do find windows and doorways fascinating. If I ever have the change of building my dream house, I want a beautiful doorway. It should be the first thing that attracts you.

  2. I am particularly fond of old doors, more so if they have seen better days. They have a sense of history and character to them and leave the rest to the imagination. This sort of thing:

    Door decay

  3. I love photos of doors, the reasons why you explained more eloquently than I ever could!

    I have discovered though that taking a good picture of a door is actually a very very difficult task! But you managed it wonderfully!

    • It’s my pleasure! Creating this blog has vastly improved my writing capabilities, as well as my photography skills. A year ago, I would never have believed that I would achieve this. So thank you for your kind words.

  4. Hi Noir, I just wanted to take a moment ask if you’d like to be a Photographer, or Guest Photographer, Poster for my new Blog The Dark Globe http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/the-dark-globe-breathe-it-to-life/. It’s a Site Designed to bring Writers, Photographer’s etc. together to Post on the Site. I would love it if you posted an Article, or Photo, or both, either as a Guest, or if you like you can Post whenever you like. If you would like to Post, just let me know, and I’ll make you an Author on the Site. You can let me know here, or on my The Crew Page on the Site. Thanks Noir

    DarkJade-

    • I would love to, but at the moment I have a backlog of things to do. When I am more free, I would love to be a guest poster. Maybe post some photography tips. I just first need to sort out a wedding album and some other blog promises. I will contact you when the time is right.

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