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Splendor In the Ordinary – The Door | Wildflowers and Marbles
This is the 2nd in a series of reading, discussing and applying ideas from Thomas Howard's book which is available under two different names: Splendor In the Ordinary and Hallowed Be This House. If you're new to the series, start at the Index Post discussing The Household for more explanation and a trail of breadcrumbs to the other posts in the series. This chapter was a short one, but it certainly does help set the tone, and we bounce from deep idea to deep idea within the short pages of this chapter. Let's explore some of these ideas! The Door Inside. Outside. There can be neither without a door and walls. The door separates inside from outside, and we pass through it every day. The door welcomes home mother, father, and new baby. It shelters in a storm. It opens to a neighbor in need. The door communicates that the home is a space set aside, secure, a sacred place, a haven, a domestic monastery. "Borders and veils and doors have always marked holy places.There is a paradox here, of