Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I always have a hard time with making a decision, any decision, since I was a child. My mom tells me that she used to refuse to help me with decisions when I was younger with the hope that making a decision would become less traumatic for me as time went on. It didn't really work, I still waffle over the smallest decisions, and change my mind constantly.
So I placed this quote underneath my monitor, with the hope that it would help me focus on the small picture, instead of being overwhelmed by the big picture. It's by Maira Kalman, one of my favorite illustrators.
"'Think small' is my new motto. It helps me handle the complicated too-muchness of it all."
Strangely enough, six months later I (unintentionally) put a postcard of a lithograph by Roni Horn next to the quote. The lithograph is titled "Brink of Infinity".
Get it? It took me a while, but now I think it perfectly captures my permanent state of mind. I am moving on from denial to acceptance.