There’s something about doors that I like, and there’s also something about doors that wear their hearts of their sleeves. I mean that quite literally. The people behind those doors must either really love their doors, or really love the idea of Love itself, to adorn them with hearts.
Hearts are a universal symbol of love, and to me, a heart on a front door is symbolic of a person saying “Knock on my door, and I will open my heart to you”. SIGH, the Romantic in me. I love metaphors too, can you tell? 😉
I looked on Pinterest and found these doors with hearts on them. Some are set in glass, some are painted on, some are moulded, some are carved into the wood of the door itself. Some are small and discreet, some are flamboyant…pretty similar to how human beings express our feelings for each other – some like to shout their Love from the rooftops so the whole world can hear, while others prefer to whisper it in their loved one’s ear, or express it in Art, Music, Theatre. Some are just simple, and uncomplicated, and those are my favourite kind. Oooh, the metaphors!
What you’ll notice about these doors is the permanence of these symbols of love. It took an intent to commit, in painting, setting in or carving those hearts. Whoever put them there intended for them to stay. It’s different from hanging a heart-shaped wreath or ornament from a nail driven into the door, where they can be removed at a fickle moment’s notice.
Love is Forever, not seasonal.
If you’re interested in further details about any of the doors you see here, go to my Pinterest board “Doors”, click on the image you want, and be whisked off to the originating website. It’s like a two-dimensional Tardis, really.