My local parish has a decent Church building, not spectacular but not appalling. But one feature struck me right away. When you approach the sanctuary for communion and then turn, either to the left or to the right, you see ahead of you a door with this sign over it:
If you turn left, in fact, below the sign is an open door into a very short hallway, at the end of which is a bathroom with the door open. It’s an odd subject for meditation in the first five seconds after reception of the body of our Lord.
But eventually, I learned to interpret this sign as an icon of Adam and Eve. Having repurposed the sign this way, I now see icons at every airport and Wal-Mart I visit!