Conventional wisdom says that when one door closes, a window opens. In practice, there is no greater lie, because most of the time, when a door closes nothing else happens.
The doors are flexible walls, bridges extolling the separation between the spaces they have to communicate, quick drills of privacy.
To open a door, you don´t need to be a sage. In any case, the art of doing so is to understand what type of gate you are facing.
There are as many types of doors as there are kinds of women: Easy, that is, those without handle (much less lock), those who need a single knock in order to let us play in all their spaces. Old; covered with musty smell, those who have bad pint and grind, but behind their symphony of complaints and foolish positions, harbor lots of experience. Beautiful, handmade or fogies. Doors that will not leave the car until you open the door for them ...
With peephole; those curious creatures who immediately sense who you are. All they need is a quick look to make you feel vulnerable as an insect under a telescope. They know everything about you but all you can sense from them is their fake look.
Doors can also be heavy, or empty, but the ones thar are hard to open are the most special of them all.
Complicated doors are those that are tricky and refuse to be open even when you possess the correct key. They don´t surrender easy, even when they are dying to have a gatekeeper. They test your patience and tease you cynically. Sometimes you find out that they are just swollen and all it takes to unlock them is to push them softly in the right spot. Other times, the key demands a choreography: a little twist to the right, a swing to the left and the precise amount of pressure to find the exact point that pleasures them until they are no longer closed, revealing a long corridor that you will feel honored to cross.
Doors, are not always meant to be crossed, sometimes they are only metaphors of a space that is not intended for you. They shouldn´t be slammed, calling attention with the sound produced by its blow. The only thing doors need is a gently touch, that´s why we should condemn to death those who play what we call "ring the bell and run."
Doors are never just doors and we should know when to lock them.