Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.


Searching for threshold

This weeks WordPress photo challenge is ‘threshold.’  That’s an intriguing idea.  I checked the definition and found:

“A strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.”


“The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested.”

Huh.  How exciting can a strip of wood, metal or stone at the bottom of a doorway be?  And how do you photograph intensity exceeded?

I also found:

“Any place or point of entering or beginning”

This seemed more workable.  Sunday morning I headed down to Ann Arbor because I remembered a plaque on the steps of the Student Union commemorating the spot that John F Kennedy stood when he announced the beginning of the Peace Corp.  I thought that it would be a fitting interpretation of the beginning of something significant.

As I drove past the main university campus I noted that the roads ahead, in front of the union, were closed.  So I found a parking spot and walked the few blocks.  I soon found why the roads were blocked as there was a road race going on, right past the Student Union!

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Once I was able to get across the road I eagerly climbed the steps and searched.  The plaque was gone!  It has been there for years and years and years and I thought I must just be missing it…but after a through search I had to admit it was gone.  And so was my idea to represent the concept.

So I wandered back across the street and through the law library with it’s Gothic doors…

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and courtyard…

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…and towers.

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It’s beautiful, but really…not thresholds.  This is the best I could find, down two levels in the basement of the law library building.

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Not very interesting. But the prettiest threshold I could find.  So I gave up and drove cross country on pretty back roads to my favorite park where I enjoyed sunshine, lots of birds, blue water and a good book.

But that’s another blog.

Will I have anything at all for this week’s photo challenge?

I don’t know.  There’s one shot I’m thinking about, but it would be a stretch.  I’ll decide later in the week.  Maybe I’ll keep looking, but I don’t have much spare time this week, and I have no inspiration.

Stay tuned.

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