The door

Stephanie Grant reflects on doorkeeping, meaning and metaphor

One of the eight doors to the Large Meeting Room at Friends House, London, showing the doorkeeper’s seat inside. | Photo: Elinor Smallman

At twenty-five minutes to the hour, I excuse myself early from the special interest group and make my way to the Large Meeting Room. Leaving early is unfortunate, especially when I’ve just asked the speaker a difficult question, but I’m to be doorkeeper and time-keeping is important.

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