Cellar Door


Cellar door, are you open to find me, Iron ore shields remorse.
When I look, I look to your beautiful name. – Skylar Grey

Said by my Pappy,

“Be you curious without expectation, be you thrilled to be alive, explore the thin veil of the spirit, not the dry bones where they have died. Take your many steps through a tunnel, to see the other side. Know that every dark dream has an ending that ends in the sweet by and by.”

Said by my Pappy,

“Be you not afraid of cellar doors, or what the traits they hide. Many a good man has found that door protection from the tornadoes outside. Be you not of single mindedness of any issue in your life; remember every problem known to us has always had two sides. Be you not for revolutionaries, the one who rebels against the tide. Know that every rebel of the soul is a tyrant who rules his heart with pride.”

Said by my Pappy,

As he led me through a dreamscape world, my fever roaring inside. His large hands moving as he walked down the concrete steps to a cellar door with words inscribed. How I wished I could move closer, how I wished for better light, but alas this dream led mystery, without a clue or special rite. I knew right then that every virus; every blight I knew inside could stand to show me something, even in my darkest night.

Said by my Pappy,

“Be you quicker than your adversary, that devil that comes in light; know that he is part of a commandment to judge you when the day is night. Be you an ever witness to the shadows, the tricks of light, know that Mephistopheles is your left fists action while the good Lord form’s your right. In truth, there are many questions that go beyond this door. Do your best to obtain no answers until you know what the questions are for.”

Said by my Pappy,

As he turned and bent a little bit, his overalls so blue and wide, I thought him but dead just a while ago, but here he seems so much alive. In a dream that held too much fever, at least I could see inside, but still I could not read the inscription on the cellar door, standing before my pappy’s side.

I was nineteen, when I first dreamed of Pappy and the cellar door. Through the years, I have had the same dream many times. The symbols, philosophy and spiritual mysticism and eschatological character of the dream, have never been meaningful to me. To know what is beyond the iron ore door is not necessary to me. However, there is an ever-burning desire to know what is inscribed upon that cellar door. – 06.07.2019 – דָנִיֵּאל

 

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81 thoughts on “Cellar Door

  1. “Cellar Door” was a delicious piece, filled with a beautiful story about your relationship with your “Pappy”. The mystery in the door inscription leaves all your readers waiting for the answer to be found.

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  2. “Be you not afraid of cellar doors, or what the traits they hide. Many a good man has found that door protection from the tornadoes outside.” Such a great line from so many lines of wisdom from the spirit of Pappy. shabbat shalom Daniel.

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  3. Hi Daniel
    I really enjoyed this piece. I have to agree with another of your commentators about the search for the grail, or as you have said before, “the seal”. You are very close to it my friend.
    Wang

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    • Thank you for commenting. I really appreciate your kind compliment. Happy to hear of you also having a memorable grandfather that meant a lot to you. Blessed you are than also. Welcome to my blog. 🙂

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  4. This was amazing Daniel. I too had a wonderful grandfather who shared great life lessons and wisdom with me. Your wonderful piece made me miss him very much, at the same time I am grateful for having had him in my life. Thank you.

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  5. Daniel
    “Cellar Door” holds greatness on so many levels. The entering into the earth, the engraved iron door, and your grandfather. Your “pappy” sharing lessons of life both now and the life to come, the only thing he cannot tell you is the secret that opens the door. At least I read it all that way. Man this was good! Steve

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  6. Daniel this is the most powerful writing you have ever submitted in my humble opinion. The following phrase from your own hand or hands as the case may be is dynamite. “Be you an ever witness to the shadows, the tricks of light, know that Mephistopheles is your left fists action while the good Lord form’s your right.” 😉

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  7. Very neat prose, Daniel!
    I am not afraid of any cellar door. There have been too, many, many things I’ve seen… behind.
    So, I’m with you. What is the inscription? That is a mystery. Perhaps, when you can read it, it will be the last thing you read.
    Hope I’m not being too, dramatic, but then I’m just following your lead.
    Take care, and have some fun!!

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