Life can have us running around in circles, ever in the search for truth, clarity and purpose. From our earliest of days and years, foundations are laid that push us, our minds and our bodies in certain trajectories. How much of that time do we devote to pausing, deep breaths and contemplation?
I’ve worked diligently for over 25 years to maintain the identity of an unknown, obscure artist, rather than letting him die a sweet, quiet death, or to try in earnest to see if I might be an artist nobody likes—or, maybe to find there are many, many who do like him.
Maybe it’s ‘hard work’ and it leaves you feeling spent, emotionally wrecked and often questioning yourself… but are you engaged, excited, involved, pursuing, growing, testing or pushing your limits?
The people around us are always able to reflect the divisive aspects of our identities and, most often, the things we are struggling with.