“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”J.R.R. Tolkien
What is it that keeps us from reaching for our dreams. Is the road to long? Is the goal impossible? Is the security of our “limitations” so reassuring that we fear to pursue the extraordinary. This new painting is a metaphor. It represents, for me, the greatest obstacle to the the splendid adventure that awaits us if we could just release ourselves to exhilaration of uncertainty and let go of our ankles. It is hard to walk that way.
As Tolkien said, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”