Castle: Montreal (Recap and Review)

Castle: Montreal (Recap and Review)

In Castle: Montreal, by the time the end credits roll, the wedding is off, for now. Fans who cannot wait to see television’s greatest couple tie the knot should not get too upset, the two still plan to walk down the aisle but not right now. Maybe season eight?

Castle: Montreal (Recap and Review)

Castle: Montreal (Recap and Review)

In Castle: Montreal, by the time the end credits roll, the wedding is off, for now. Fans who cannot wait to see television’s greatest couple tie the knot should not get too upset, the two still plan to walk down the aisle but not right now. Maybe season eight?

Kim Kardashian: Joan Rivers Will Not be Invited to Wedding?

Kim Kardashian: Joan Rivers Will Not be Invited to Wedding?

The big Kim Kardashian news is that she and her beloved Kanye West are to be wed in Versailles, but it looks like Joan Rivers will not be invited to the wedding. The 80 year-old television presenter and comic seems to have hit a nerve or two with Kardashian taking offense to some of the aged Rivers’ remarks. Joan has always been a bit harsh with her humor and her signature caustic remarks are meant to be taken with a grain of salt.

Doors

We all know what doors are. Put in the simplest terms a door is an opening into another area. Going through a door signifies entering or exiting a room or space. It is an act of “going through.” And of course going through a door means you’ve crossed a threshold.Thresholds are very symbolic. Take for example the tradition of “carrying the bride over the threshold,” this last act of the marriage ceremony symbolizes the bride and groom entering their new life together as a couple. The groom, provided he is strong enough, carries the bride through the door. I assume that the groom having to do this symbolizes his having to “carry” (spelt support) the wife throughout their life as a couple. And yes, I agree, that is a very old fashioned chauvinistic way to read it. But considering the amount of time that this custom has been around, I think it is an accurate reading.

In life we are always going over thresholds. Everyday we come to doors and have to make the choice to enter or leave. I am of course talking about metaphysical doors here and not real doors. But I think that these metaphysical doors are more important and life changing than real doors. Don’t get me wrong, going in or out of real doors can be life changing. I am just choosing to talk about the “unreal” doors for the moment.

This talk of entering and exiting doors really equates to the thresholds we encounter everyday in our lives. Crossing these thresholds can result in life changing events. Other times the threshold has no consequence to our lives or our destiny, so we can cross with impunity. Often we cross thresholds, never knowing that we have done so. It is only with the advent of “hind sight” that we can clearly see where we have changed our future.

And sometimes, even with this 20-20 hind sight, we never see the threshold that has altered our perceived future.

Doors come in the guise of many things. New job opportunities, accidents, injuries, marriage, divorce, and of course death.  Some of the doors and their thresholds are allegorical and metaphysical, for example the custom referenced above of the bride and groom. Others are very real like your own front door.

My grandfather used to say that you never knew what was going to happen to you when you went out of your own front door. “You can get run down by a damned bus going to collect your mail!” I think he was right. I think that even if we know where and when these doors are meant to be opened, or conversely closed, we don’t know what the end result will be. When we cross these thresholds our life’s path is still  uncertain.

I think that is how it should be.

If we all knew where we were going to end up, would we still make the trip? I believe that knowing our end destination would spoil our journey and a lot of folks would not even bother to start it. And like Pepe LePew says, “Getting there is half the fun!”