It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.
Alice looked round her in great surprise. ‘Why, I do believe we’ve been under this tree the whole time! Everything’s just as it was!’
‘Of course it is,’ said the Queen, ‘what would you have it?’
‘Well, in our country,’ said Alice, still panting a little, ‘you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.’
‘A slow sort of country!’ said the Queen. ‘Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!’
Endless doors, some open, some improbable, some closed, mostly ajar, showing worlds of possibilities. One painting with sky for a ceiling and through a fireplace, breaking on through to the other side. Wallpapers bulging and revealing other worlds from imagination bursting into rooms. Imperceptible passages from one reality to another. Yes, I visited the Dorothea Tanning exhibition at the Tate Modern recently and was overwhelmed by the ever moving worlds she creates in her paintings, textile sculptures and installations. If you are in London, I really recommend a visit.