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The Lives We Live

The doors we open and close each day decide
the lives we live.

– Flora Whittemore

Afghanistan

 Doors Are both frame and monument
To our spent time, And too little Has been said Of our coming through and leaving by them. 
– Charles Tomlinson

Cambodia
Kashmir

Since the beginning of time,
doors have symbolized both great opportunities and thwarted dreams.
The open door is a metaphor for new life, a passage from one stage of life to another, and metamorphosis. Closed doors often represent rejection and exclusion.

Mississippi, United States
Cuba
Sikkim, India

O god of hinges, god of long voyages, you have kept faith.
It’s dark in there.
You confide yourself to the darkness
You step in.
The door swings closed.
– Margaret Atwood

Omo Valley, Ethiopia
Vietnam

It’s doors I’m afraid of because I can’t see through them.
Its the door opening by itself in the wind I’m afraid of.
–  Margaret Atwood, Surfacing

India

The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort –  the opening terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing. The opening a wonderfully joyous moment.
– Andrew Rooney

Varanasi, India
Bangladesh
Afghanistan

A door just opened on a street– I, lost, was passing by–
An instant’s width of warmth disclosed And wealth, and company. The door as sudden shut, and I, I, lost, was passing by, Lost doubly, but by contrast most, Enlightening misery.
– Emily Dickinson

Hong Kong, China
Kabul, Afghanistan
Havana, Cuba
Italy
Vietnam

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Ran, Myanmar/Burma

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By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

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7 replies on “The Lives We Live”

I feel so humble and lucky to have access,albeit, through Instagram to see your work. Thank you for all your posts. It has brought perspective to my life

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