“This I ever held worse that all certitude, to know not what the worst ahead might be.” ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne

Whew! Been away from this site for far too long! I can’t believe it. Anyway, above is the quote that I think all of us can relate to. It’s the quote I chose for the conceptual art I created about life. And, my… isn’t it very true! What scares us the most is the thought about what’s the worst ahead might be. We work our lives out to guarantee ourselves a bright future, yet, even with all our efforts, at the back of our mind, nothing is a guarantee. Life is a risk; a scary risk. As many poets and philosophers have already said, the only thing we are certain about life is that it’s full of uncertainties. That sounds pathetic, but it’s a fact of life. Life is a gamble… there are too many roads to take, yet we can only choose one road at every point in our lives, and we know there’s always no turning back. Life is not for the faint-hearted. Sadly, faint-hearted people are forced to deal with it. I think the scariest thing about it is to live in regret and self-blame. The problem with life, I guess, is there’s no manual to live it perfectly. We are all bound to make mistakes. It’s always like an experiment for each of us where we learn from our individual experiences. But what do we really need to learn that would be of any value to us when we die? Hmmm…

Here’s a piece of artwork I created. It’s called, “LIFE”.