William Blake TarotA child stands with his back to a mysterious door that is slightly ajar, symbolizing both opportunity and the unknown. Beside him a dog growls at the opening. Blake called this image "Dog at the wintry door," and means it as a commentary on the plight of children exploited in factories and as chimney sweeps and beggars. He also wants us to recognize innocence at the entryway to experience. The dog and the child suggest two different approaches to a choice or decision: animal instinct versus human logic -- with the child having the added meaning of innocence.
Two of Science (Reflection)
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