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Photo Challenge: Lock

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Three Padlocks. Photo: TLClark, 8/15/19.

With the Tuesday photo challenge of lock in mind I headed for the junk box in the coat closet.  We have a pseudo junk drawer in the kitchen – repository of stuff that doesn’t quite belong elsewhere.  But it’s unlikely to contain things like locks.

The junk box, on the other hand, has all sorts of treasures.  It’s the place to find a hammer and some nails, batteries of all sizes, a large flashlight, packing tape, electrician tape, Duct tape, superglue, string and (hopefully) locks.

But the box wasn’t in the coat closet.  When our floors were replaced in July the junk box was stashed in the garage.  I found it near the tool box and was not disappointed:  three padlocks with keys, a bike lock and a PowerLock tape measure!

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Locks in the Junk Box.  Photo: TLClark, 8/15/19.

Meanwhile, my husband was looking for his combination padlock from 1958.  We’d both seen it as things were sorted and discarded or repacked and moved for the floor project.  But the lock seemed to have vanished.

Until this morning – when it was found hiding in plain sight!

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High School Padlock (1958) – front.  Photo: TLClark, 8/16/19.

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High School Padlock (1958) – back.  Photo: TLClark, 8/16/19.

What do you routinely lock?
Your phone?
Your home?
Your car or bike?
What about your mind?

“There are no walls, no bolts, no locks that anyone can put on your mind.”  ― Otto Frank

What have you opened today?
Your mind?
Your hands?
Your heart?
What about another’s heart?

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.   ― Anthony J. D’Angelo

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Padlocks Locked and Unlocked.  Photo: TLClark, 8/15/19.

May what is locked be unlocked today
by a smile, a word,
your kindness, your love.