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Seeing Red


Image of a red wood door on a stone church
Red Church Door, London

As I was editing more photos from London, I saw a little bit of a pattern emerging.


For those who have been following my newsletters, it won’t come as a surprise that I like coming across interesting doors, something there’s no shortage of here in Tbilisi.


Apparently, I have a favorite color of door. Red.


I went back and looked through the Doors of Tbilisi project and discovered many of the color images have red doors.


Who would have thought?


Corie and I are looking forward to more adventures this year, including some time in Warsaw, Poland and a visit to the States.


I’m looking forward to wandering around both places, and now I’m planning to keep a lookout for more of those red doors around the world. A new project?


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We’re finding it hard to believe that we have been in Tbilisi for almost a year. As the famous Mark Twain quote goes: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.


He also said, “The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad.”


I hope in the grand scheme of things, I’m more aligned with the first quote than the second, even if I’ve made my fair share of mistakes here that probably got on someone’s nerves.


But looking back at our experience this year, I’m honestly surprised at how much I’ve changed since that day we flew halfway around the world with our two cats and our lives reduced to six suitcases and two carry-ons. The world is a crazy place. But experiencing our shared humanity will always give me hope.


image of a red door in a weathered art art nouveau building
Door #58, Tbilisi, Georgia

Image of a red door leading to an alleyway
Red Door, London


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