Philosocat Jack here contemplating the deeper nature of a threshold.
A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation.
~Krista Stevens, The WordPress Daily Post
Ms. Stevens speaks about beginnings. The very first definition of this word in Dictionary.com is:
1. the sill of a doorway
Wouldn’t that mean a threshold is not just a beginning, but a series of beginnings? After all, I go in over it, and I go out over it. I begin again by going out. A new beginning is a choice in every moment. Perhaps now you can understand the dilemma we cats experience when we are at an open door.
Cats like doors left open — in case they change their minds.
An open door does make it easier for us cats to ponder whether in is out or out is in. Perhaps if humans spent more time leaving doors open, they would find peace in the paradoxical nature of a threshold.