The Red Gate

There is something inviting about a gate, a portal into a new space that is longing to be investigated and explored.

If it’s a solid gate, there’s a sense of mystery, not knowing what may be on the other side. But if it’s a rail type gate, you have a clear view of what is to come, you know what you’re in for. This might increase your desire to move forward, or it might satisfy your need to venture through, since the other side is not enticing enough.  Either way, they allow you to enter into an area without scaling a wall, jumping a fence or walking around the obstacle. 

This red gate opens into a Virginia pasture where you can find a few head of cattle and occasionally a deer or on a rare occasion, a bear. 
 

This red gate opens into a Virginia pasture where you can find a few head of cattle and occasionally a deer or on a rare occasion, a bear. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

 

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