There are double doors leading into the meeting hall at the Quaker meeting house I go to. Before a meeting starts, they are propped open. On each door there is a little sign:
However, this has an interesting effect. When the doors are closed, the signs are on the inside of the doors. That means that, after the meeting is over, when it’s time to go back into the rest of the world, the door you have to walk through has a little sign:
I doubt the signs were intended to be understood this way, but it’s a fortuitous thing nonetheless.
Date: 2004-01-08 23:14:56 -0600
Reminds me of martial arts practice, where we meditate before practice and before we leave the mat. Maybe MA itself is a form of religious practice @_@
-Cordelia, not feelign too secular
Date: 2004-01-09 12:42:36 -0600
Actually, seebs, I have no doubt that the signs were intended to work that way. It’s a good philosophy to have, regardless.
Date: 2004-01-09 13:04:02 -0600
I asked, and apparently it was unintentional. But it’s a happy way to look at things, so I’m keeping it.
Date: 2004-01-09 13:11:09 -0600
BTW, Mel, if you’re the Mel I know from that old mud, drop me a line sometime. (I’d email you, but your domain doesn’t seem to exist?)