The Doors of Maastricht

What does a writer do when the well is dry? One option is to dig deeper. Another is to go within oneself, searching for the message that needs to be delivered. Another option is to post more photos, fewer words! I decided on the latter approach for this post. So, here is one last blog post from our recent wonderful trip to Maastricht in the Netherlands, this one is about the beautiful doors of Maastricht.

Before sharing the photos, a few comments about doors. I googled “the meaning of doors.” According to Google, “A door symbolizes the transition and passageway from one place to another.” It is also noted that a door is both an entrance and an exit. Most of us have heard the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” I am holding that promise close to my heart. Perhaps this post is about more than this writer’s well being dry.

Now, the doors of Maastricht.

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Patti and Deb Simpson in front of the Apostelhoeve Winery door in Maastricht.

And one final door, and a short story about it. This door, with the red hat, is to a leather and hat shop. Several of us ladies spent a lovely day making a leather bag here. Yes, we actually made a leather bag, as you can see from the photo of us with the bag on our arms. I, who does not sew at all, felt such pride in this accomplishment! The shop’s owner, her daughter, and another staff person were very patient with us. They also served us a delicious lunch.

Ladies who lunch and make leather bags!  The shop owner is on the far right.

Thank you to the International Apparel Federation’s staff, who scheduled such a wonderful experience for us for the Partner’s program.

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About Patti Fralix

Patti Fralix inspires positive change in work, life, and family through Speaking, Consulting, and Coaching in three specialty areas: Leadership, Managing Differences, and Customer Service. Her leadership firm, The Fralix Group, Inc., has been helping clients achieve practical and tangible results for twenty-two years.
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2 Responses to The Doors of Maastricht

  1. Patti, I really love this post! I am always photographing doors because I think you can tell a little bit about what is inside by just noticing the appearance of the door. Making a leather bag sounds like so much fun!

  2. Patti Fralix says:

    Thank you, dear friend. It was a wonderful trip. And I was so taken by the beautiful doors, that I just had to photograph them.

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