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First of all, if you haven’t already, I would recommend you read my challenge entry before you continue as it will probably make more sense 😀

Thank you all for playing!

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The first idea that came to mind when I read “door” was to have it a gateway between life and death.

The “choice” came to me from an episode of “Being Human” when the ghost was presented her door to the other side. She didn’t know what was on the other side. She didn’t even know if she chose to stay would she be presented the door at another time.

Definitely, people have problems with change. They find comfort in the familiar and are terrified of the unknown. I had to incorporate that in there because no one knows what happens after we die.

I also wanted to incorporate winter/cold and spring/warm. Winter/cold usually means death, dying, and aging. Spring/warm is rebirth, life, and youth. Cold is not something people find comfort in, but warmth is. One side of the door was “winter cold”–his life he forced to give up, if he chose to stay, he’d be a ghost forever more, walking the plane of nothingness, clinging to the life he could no longer have. The other side of the door “warmed to the soul”–this was my idea of heaven. I imagined heaven like the movie “What Dreams May Come” and tried to express how vibrant the colors were swirling and juxtaposing one another but finding balance.

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I really enjoyed each interpretation. It intrigues me to see how people think. And everyone does not see things the same way. That’s why I love to discuss stories in this manner.

Each one of you brought a smile to my face. I loved how it brought peace to you. How you saw Narnia in there. I love the portal to another world or dimension or school or a tropical paradise! How awesome!

This just shows me everyone’s mindset, everyone’s philosophy! Love it. Thanks for playing with me!

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