Thursday doors, Scary door

Thursday doors

Door 34

This week I thought I’d go for something a little different.

It was my father’s funeral last Friday, and family and friends gathered in Penzance where he spent a very happy last few years of his life. We hired an Airbnb property for a couple of nights in a village just outside Penzance. The property was nothing flashy, nothing out of the ordinary. It was definitely a case of function over form, but comfortable enough and set in 16 acres of hillside woodland – perfect for the dog.

When we were choosing bedrooms, my daughter said she didn’t want the scary room, and my son, who arrived with my wife a day later (courtesy of sitting a GCSE exam) said exactly the same thing.

It turns out that the room was indeed scary with a full wall oak wardrobe door that was wholly out of place in the room. It looked like the doors had been harvested from some other piece of furniture and subsequently worked into this space. Something of ‘the Sixth Sense’ about it…

Thursday doors, Scary door
Thursday doors, Scary door
Thursday doors, Scary door
Thursday doors, Scary door

Needless to say, nobody slept in this room.

by Scooj

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

15 thoughts on “Thursday doors”

  1. As a hobbyist woodworker I can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into these doors but I can understand the scary vibe too.
    I’m very sorry for your family’s loss Stephen.

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  2. I thought all English homes had wardrobe doors that led to somewhere else. 😁
    I love wood as a building material but hate their penchant for creaking when no one is around especially at night.

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  3. I’m sorry to hear about your father. It’s interesting that they all had the same vibe about the room. I do like the heart detail though. We once looked at some houses that had storage rooms built under the stairs. A few had other access doors inside them that my children dubbed “Coraline” (from the movie) doors.

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  4. So sorry to hear about your Dad passing. I lost my own father last December and I’m really missing him. What a lovely place to have his funeral, I’ve never been there but one of my daughters has and loved it. I don’t blame any of you for not sleeping in the scary room but that door is very interesting, right enough.

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      1. I was recently told that grief never leaves you, your life adjusts to it and it pops up every now and again to remind you it’s still there – makes sense to me but I’m still in the early stages and it’s popping up all over the place 😦

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  5. The loss of someone dear to you doesn’t actually get any smaller over time but the rest of your life grows around the hole, laying down new memories and gradually making the loss less prominent. When I read that description (or words to that effect) recently it echoed with my own experience. I hope you have good memories of your father and continue to lay down good family memories around your recent loss. It sounds as though the gathering in Penzance was a good start, despite the scary doors!

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