Between Trapezes | Jim Selman

January 15, 2015 11:39 PM

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I love the metaphor of being 'between Trapezes'. In one image it connotes the comfort and familiar arc of my current life, the emerging possibility of moving from where I am onto an entirely new trajectory, and most compelling -- the excitement and terror of letting go and confronting that existential moment where annihilation seems to be a genuine possibility.

Charles Dubois once said that the most important thing in life is the willingness to let go of who we are to realize who we can be. This distinction between the 'real' and the 'possible' is always with us, whether we're conscious or not. Our 'normal' lives and patterns are mostly habit; behaviors we...

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