Saturday, 29 May 2010

your way

sometimes, comparing oneself to others is a dangerous thing. granted, it is vital for getting ideas, to drive oneself outside one's own comfort zone - i think you can perfectly see that with young kids: if big sister can walk, i should give it a try too; if big cousin zips up his anorak all by himself, so can i. but there's a point when comparison starts giving you that tunnel vision thing. and you lose sight of what you want yourself. it's good to find out what your own way is (easier said that done, i know, i know, i so know).

but you gotta do it your own way.

(picture taken at möbelkombinat, a vintage furniture and design shop in my neighbourhood, with the 'new' nikkormat, on slide film. if you'd like to know more about the shop, take a look at mostlyberlin, my other blog.)


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you will find your own... Thanks to be here for me since more than one year. Have a great week-end. Bises

christine said...

your way is a beautiful one... Have a nice week-end!

geneviève bjargardóttir said...

this makes me think of 'repetition' - a novel by the danish philosopher kierkegaard. the point of the whole thing is about how nothing can actually be repeated - there is no such thing as true repetition. even the same note on a piano cannot be played twice the exact same. as soon as anything has been done once we automatically start comparing it against itself. we are set that way - to compare and contrast and measure things up against other things and place things in orders and levels and ranks.

anyway - there is that :)

Unknown said...

harder than it sounds ... sometimes

Unknown said...

Comparison is indeed crucial but critical to remain true to oneself; sound words thanks. As an artist/antique dealer I fully understand this dilemma and battle with it continually; oh the self doubt!I love your imagery and blog in general... Perhaps pop by mine in a bored moment; thanks I'll be back soon, Linda.

MANDY said...

I like your "way" .... great words, thanks.

kristina said...

and sometimes we just need to sit down for a little bit and look around, to rid us of the tunnel vision. then it's easier to see where we're going. at least that's the way it works for me :-)