Discover new beginnings

think of closed doors

like closed chapters

accept and empower

your desire to know

let natural curiosity prevail

and intellectual curiosity spawn discovery

peel back outmoded layers

untap new beginnings

one step at a time

“When the doors begin to close, the mind begins to open.”
― Curtis Tyrone Jones

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #229

The prompt line for this week is

“I have untapped abilities waiting to be discovered.”

If you find it complex, you can use Layers as a theme for your piece. I feel the two are inter-related.

#WRITEPHOTO – Door by inkdrops

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a grey wooden traditional door set amongst some stone walls.


featured image – Pixabay

About Eugenia

“Sometimes, the most meaningful messages are shared through the fewest words.” - Julie B. Campbell
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  1. That’s a beautiful purple mushroom. Interesting quote from Curtis Jones.

  2. A thought provoking poem

  3. Thoroughly provocative poem Eugenia. I think the quote by Jones is spot on also and highly reflective of our times and twinned with Lewis. You have captured the essence and wish of the magic mushroom.

    Just so you know, l decided in the last few days to close the Guy blog; there are many reasons, but mostly – time restraints, change, new beginnings and required endings and cost-consciousness. I will still be reading your blog, but from the business avatar only. The Guy blog is currently being stripped of the content l want to keep for me. I wrote about it, but no one seems phased, so l think the timing is right for me to go. So in many ways, your poem here is so apt.

    • You know, I tried to access the Guy blog yesterday and got “page cannot be displayed”. I wanted to contact you about it but we had a storm come through and our electric was sketchy most of the day. I didn’t see where you wrote about it. I’m sorry to see it close down because I enjoyed your poems and I learned much from your musical knowledge.

      I did the same thing with my other blog, now named Eclectic Brew, and ended up reviving it. I did a copy/paste of my work to a word doc for future use and just for my own satisfaction. It’s still has a small amount of followers but I don’t care because it’s me.

      Anyway, now you will have more time for your new blog, which is coming along beautifully. 😉

      • Hey Eugenia and that is it exactly. I take a lot of care and attention to my blogs as do you, but the problem was that l can’t sustain two blogs to that time dedication.

        Poetry is still going to be a thing in Earthly and maybe even music. Where l went wrong with the Guy blog was that l wanted to introduce an element of business to it and found l couldn’t.

        So the best bet was to make a business blog with a personal slanting to it. I can’t ever do straight end business, but l can do niche with a twist 🙂

      • I feel you’re on the right track with Earthly, and like your idea of a niche with twist, Rory! 😉

      • Thank you Eugenia 🙂

      • My pleasure, Rory!

  4. Such interesting and inspiring statement and quote, dear Eugi. And a gorgeous picture too. Thanks. ❤

  5. This is all that matters.

    peel back outmoded layers
    untap new beginnings

    One needs to question again and again. Is it still relevant?

  6. I always like looking up things…
    Some days you are lucky and learn more than one new thing 😀

  7. This poem describes the true “fountain of youth”, Eugi. When we stop growing, we die. Beautifully written and profound. I love the photo too! <3

  8. Beautiful.

  9. Mee-yow Miss Eugi yore poe-em reemindss me of THE sayin “When one door closess; another door openss”
    Iss furry true what you rote….BellaSita Mum said yore an innspiration to her…
    ~~head rubss~~BellaDharma~~ an {{huggiess}} BellaSita Mum

  10. Moving forward and keeping focused is what keeps ups inspired and creative!

  11. I like the hope that you put into a closed door linking to new chapters – well done.

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  13. What a powerful statement you have made through your verse, Eugi! I loved the opening lines. The quote was so apt and the pic so beautiful. ❤️

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