In the world that gives us countless opportunities to be in control of the smallest things, like how many steps we take while walking, it's no surprise that everyone wants to be immaculately accurate about every decision they make. Yet, I find myself wanting to have less control and keep going back to Kiki Smith’s words for comfort.
"Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision."
Each time I read it, I realize that knowing everything, planning ahead and being fully in control of the giant that is life is simply impossible. No point trying to tame the beast…just do what you do and you will be just fine.
Thoughts? Do you feel in control? xo
P.S: How to have a great life full of simple pleasures.
P.P.S: High five New York :)
(Photo by Luca Bortolato)