Every Question is a Door.

Words have power.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (Thanks!) you’ve certainly heard that from me. I’d wager that if you’re part of the writing community even at the most tangential level you’ve heard that somewhere before.

It’s a common concept in Fantasy: once you know the True Name of something you have a certain amount of power over that thing.

This post isn’t about that kind of power.

It’s about doors.

Every question is a door. And doors have a kind of power too: They can take you anywhere.

Tolkien wrote, “It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step out onto the road and, if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.

You may suspect what lies beyond a particular question but, until you pass through, you won’t know for sure. Something that might seem simple – closet like – might turn out to be a portal to a world you’ve never seen before.

So be curious. Ask questions. Seek answers.

You never know where you’ll end up.

Thanks for reading.

Be safe out there. Be Excellent to Each other.

I’ll see you on Thursday.


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