closet door

In history, there is probably no door as famous as the closet door. This isn't because the closet door invented the cotton gin or because the closet door helped the Allied forces in World War II. The closet door isn't credited with discovering America or freeing Tibet. Instead, the closet door is famous because of what it can hide in our culture. When it comes to our culture, there is no door like the closet door.


To begin, the closet door can hide secrets we don't want others to know: one of the most famous sayings involving the closet door is the saying, "Skeletons in the closet." This saying, of course, isn't to be taken figuratively. If anyone were to open a closet door, chances are they would not find skeletons. Instead, the closet door is used metaphorically as a way of hiding things. In this sense, the closet door is something most of us want to keep closed, but that isn't always possible. The closet door tends to open to skeletons whenever people run for office. The closet door tends to open to skeletons whenever anyone gets famous. And the closet door tends to open to skeletons during investigations and trials. The closet door is ajar for any kind of scandal.


In childhood, skeletons behind the closet door are replaced by monsters; many kids believe there are monsters in their closet. Opening the closet door and checking only provides temporary relief; once the closet door is closed, monsters will again resurface.


Besides storing secrets and storing fears, a closed closet door is also used as a way to store everything from shoes to clothes and files to hide-and-go-seek participants. No matter what you are storing, a closet isn't a closet without a closet door. The closet door takes away the ability of people to see things you don't want them to see. The closet door hides your disorganization; the closet door hides all four hundred pairs of your ridiculous shoe collection. The closet door hides all the stuff you just threw in the closet right before your company came over.