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When One Door Closes… by Tina Whittle

You know what they say about doors: “When one door closes, another one opens.” This is often hard to remember when one is staring at a closed door. It’s even harder when one is closing the door oneself.

And that’s what I’m doing today, saying goodbye here at Booklover’s Bench. Not that I haven’t enjoyed my stay–I certainly have! The writers here are top notch, as are the readers (of which you are one — thank you!).

I am, however, at one of the winnowing and releasing times of my life. I have learned to honor these cycles and seasons, to open my hands and let go, to accept some empty spaces. I think such times are necessary. As I wrote once on my tarot blog, “Despite what you have been told, Nature doesn’t abhor a vacuum. Nature rushes toward a vacuum with everything she’s got.”

I am looking forward to seeing what’s coming my way next, what Nature will deliver, what surprises might be on my doorstep on the other side of a currently closed door.

May it be so for you as well. Thanks for spending some time with me over these past years.