(Photos: Janine Joles)
The phrase "the map is not the territory" by Alfred Korzybski, became a personal mantra of mine after I used it to introduce my final year Bachelor thesis, The Zen Process of Jasper Johns. Divinely stated, it constantly reminds me that life's an illusion - an enchanting play of light and shadow, day and night, truth and fantasy.
Recently I've been meditating on reasons, and why we need them to make, validate, even breach our most important decisions. Are our reasons really our own, or are they tainted by the rhythm of those which our families, societies and peers have sung to us since day one?
Unfortunately they all too often are. Sometimes when I must decide, the reasons of others play back like a familiar chorus from the recesses of my memory. But I've never been one to do something because 'it's the right thing'. In my opinion - there isn't a yard stick big enough to measure the right thing. The right thing to do, should be what's right for you. It's your life, your path, and you have to walk it. Best you enjoy the journey, the way you see it :)