About where I was standing to make this photograph, there would have been a rood screen of carved wood. It separated the secular outer nave from the choir area by the high altar. By passing through this rood screen, you were taking an important step - from the temporal world into the private world of the sacred.
The ancient church felt it was necessary to created this point of demarcation so that one could fully enter into the proper mindset. I thought this was an important idea to apply to thresholds in general. It gives the moment of crossing over more significance and import.
The Celtic knot design took on more meaning for me in this place. This intertwining weave, going first over and then under, gave me another way to consider thresholds. There was a distinctive Alice in Wonderland quality to the place and you could find yourself a bit disoriented.
Perhaps that is what happens to us when we get really old. Our memories become twists and turns. We drift in and out of the past. In the end, however, just as it is at Corcomroe and Inchmahome, our spirit, our soul's essence remains no matter what ruin our body becomes.