St. John’s Anglican Church
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Learn to listen.
Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.
~ Anonymous ~
Thirty-five years ago, I started a new job in Tennessee. I took the plunge from the comfort and predictability of the Midwest and moved down to Chattanooga. Little did I know how much that one decision would change my life.
I only stayed a little over a year and then headed eastward to Washington, D.C. As soon as I got there, I yearned to come back, if ever given a chance. Tennessee felt like home. I made a U-turn a couple of years later, gambling with my own job hunting trip and talking my way into an interview. I got the job.
I moved back to Tennessee, this time to Knoxville. Shortly after arriving, a very serious car accident almost took away my life. But I recovered and rewarded myself with a photography class. There, I inadvertently met my sweet love. He was the instructor. A whole lot of living has transpired since those days so long ago.
I started this blog a couple of months after I retired from my engineering occupation. Though I chose to close the career door in late 2007, I’ve stutter stepped a few times since then, picking up some extra work from my former employer. The latest assignment is now over. I’m glad to say that it was an enjoyable one. I met some nice people and the work was challenging. But it’s time to sweep all the clutter out of my noggin, once again, and get back the one commodity that has been in short supply - time.
There are many doors that await us in life. We are presented with a variety of choices. Which ones do we open and which ones do we pass by or close? Like the door pictured above, some don’t even have handles! (Did you notice the first time you looked at it?) We can never fully foresee what lies on the other side. But we follow our hearts and step through, answering a knock and knowing that there will always be more doors later. Faith carries us through.
As I venture through another passageway, hand in hand with my sweet love, you can be assured that there will be more photographs of doors.