At this home visitors are encouraged to find the back door. Though the front door still stands...there is no visible path to get there.
Nearby is a house that uses the front door as an emergency exit only.
It got me thinking about front doors...and the message they send. It sometimes hard to figure out which door you are to use when you arrive at a home. We have three back doors...one leads into the garage...one into the master bedroom...and one into the dining area. None are visible from the driveway....and none of them have doorbells. So we prefer guests to use the front door...and they nearly always do.
We were at the home of friends last night...and showed up at the front door. As invited guests...that's where we go. I have been been known to use their back door as well...though I'm not sure they want me there. Especially after I witnessed the reception another guest received at the back door last night! Once it was determined that the front doorbell was not working...she was forgiven for making her way around to the back of the house.
I'm not planning to visit you today...but if I were...which door would you like me to go to? If there are no steps to the front door...I'll get the message.