Wa'ae: City of Open Doors
This dream of Ca'eam is called Wa'ae, a city in which every door is open. Whether that door leads to a public structure, a home, or a room— it is open. Doors are still found within each doorway, but they simply do not close. Rather, they are ornamental— canvases upon which their owners express their good wishes to all those who pass through their open doorways.
Residents of Wa'ae see doorways not merely as entrances to their various buildings and rooms within, but as entrances into someone's very soul. To enter a doorway is to enter into the heart of whoever inhabits the space beyond it, to see the world as they see it— to feel, hear, taste, and smell as they do. As such, great care is put into designing the interior of any space— with every color, decoration, texture, and utility made to evoke the very soul of the space's inhabitant. For spaces inhabited by more than one person, its interior will reflect the soul of the cumulative relationships between them, occasionally broken up by strong traits of individual inhabitants.
An Open Heart
An EntranceDoors are the first thing people see when entering a space, and as such, they act as one's first impression— what do they wish for those entering their space to feel? With this in mind, a door's color, texture, shape, and ornaments are chosen. Then, in a fitting color, well wishes are written across its surface— these may be general wishes, or those that accentuate the space's inhabitant(s).
May your day be bright, may your night be warm, may your hands be strong, and may your life be long.While every door is open, it is not always appropriate for one to go through each one they see. There's an unwritten etiquette for entering doors— as doing so is a somewhat intimate action. One should hesitate before entering the door of a stranger's home. Certain colors inform others of an entrance's openness, warm colors imply that others are free to walk through— while cool colors imply that a space's inhabitants wish to retain some privacy. Overall, most denizens of Wa'ae respect this entrance etiquette, and those that do not are cast out from the city.