You probably know that guy. The one who is unshakable. At work it might be the person who doesn’t freak out when a deadline on big project gets moved up with little notice. In families, it isn’t always the older members that have that thing others gravitate to in times of crisis– a calm coolness that puts the ones freaking out at ease.
The unshakables understand that although a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, the measure of success isn’t all about how fast you get there. This simple sketch captures so much of what we fear– becoming tangled up. We might never get to where we are going if that happens. If you’ve missed that stinking traffic circle exit for the 5th time, pull the car over and take a step back Look for a vantage point and take in the full scope of the ride and appreciate that it’s all a beautiful mess.
Art: Organized Chaos by Estela ★