KEY WEST DOORS

Liz/Moascar (See her letter this issue.) says, “Reading about open doors puts me in mind of my home in Key West. Unless it was raining torrentially or blowing a hurricane, both the front and back doors of the house remained open. I tied them back with a heavy string secured around the door knobs. (I am way too cheap to buy those hydraulic door closers!)

I don’t like to be enclosed in a house, so air conditioners are not my preferred cooling devices. I would rather have a fan circulating and a refreshing breeze blowing through the house.

Currently I live in an apartment complex with my younger son and two cats. The cats are supposed to remain inside, according to the apartment rules. This makes it a challenge for all of us since I like to keep the sliding glass doors open. The cats quickly figured out how to open the inner screen of these doors. So, in order to have this blessed airflow in the apartment, I have to barricade the screen with the deck from my son’s old skateboard.

This is buttressed by a well-used scratching pad, which is held down by a fifteen-pound weight. Going out to the front porch through these reinforcements is quite the ordeal. I look forward to a time when we can find ourselves in a less restrictive environment.”

Concerning the Self-Discovery Game she says, “I am a number three: an open door means someone is home!”

About Liz’s open-door explanation, authors, Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito, say in their book, Kokology 2, “You aren’t the type to get carried away in crisis situations. On the contrary, you’re so relaxed that you may not notice a crisis is occurring at all. The mistakes you make are caused more by oversight than bad intentions, but the end results for you (and the people around you) are the same.”

Liz compares her thoughts about herself to the authors’ projections.  “It is true–sometimes, I am either so relaxed or distracted by shiny objects that I don’t notice the obvious!”

Liz (left) and her son outside their Key West home.

Liz (left) and her son outside their Key West home.

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