The sun is not just the star at the center of our solar system. When you think about it, its importance is really beyond our comprehension. Many early civilizations (and even people in our current one) such as the Aztecs and Incas worshiped the sun. Generally today, the sun represents happiness and hope. To some, it is not even worth getting out of bed if it isn’t a sunny day. And when you think about what the sun manages to accomplish in its day, it’s pretty incredible.
Why on earth am I romanticizing about the sun on a blog dedicated to home and personal organizing, you ask?
Because I recently added this fantastic bronze sun face door knocker to my house. Actually, let me back up. A few months ago, I purchased and moved into my first house. And any homeowner knows that that initial pride of ownership feeling is an awesome (and scary) thing to experience. After I finished nesting in my new home, I turned my attention to the front door.
Now, to me, the front door of your home is really important. It is where you welcome people, where they get their first peek into your life, where you hug a loved one and say goodbye, and the perfect place to let someone know what to expect from the inside. So, I decided to adorn this symbolic piece of my home with something else weighted with symbolism – the sun!
My sun doorknocker, smiling peacefully from its perch, says to the world:
• “My home is warm, bright and cheerful”
• “My, you look nice today”
• “We are surrounded by beauty… you’re welcome!”
I should also mention that this bronze door knocker is over very good quality, it is even signed by the artist. And it makes a lovely knocking sound, much more pleasant than a fist to the door (which I’m told is equally pleasant for people using it).
To quote a wise old sage by the name of Lao Tzu, “The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours.”