Images by: @demzlebeau ‘n’ @lixmheeley
There’s an old Cherokee parable that speaks on the duality of man. Inside each of us, there are two ravenous wolves constantly at war. One is pessimistic. Consumed by emotions such as anger, envy, self-doubt and superiority, it represents the darkness within. The other is optimistic. Engulfed in joy, generosity, kindness and peace, it is the light that keeps the gloom at bay. Equally matched with voracious appetites, which wolf wins? This week, I introduce a man who shunned the dire decision to feed the Wolf of Darkness, instead opting to feed the Wolf of Light.
Humans excel in different ways; that’s a given. Perhaps under the guidance of elders or innate dispositions, some opt for the professional world. Doctors. Lawyers. Teachers. In the ever expanding world in which we inhabit, there can never be enough. But, for every Scrub, Suit and Tie, a Creative is needed to restore balance. As the late Nina Simone prophetically stated: “an artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times”. And I agree. A Creative’s content should not only document the world through their vision, but ultimately stand as an accurate reflection of self. This week, I introduce a young man who is the embodiment of the creative spectrum in which those choice humans choose to excel.
All images by: electra.elise
You’re on the journey of self-discovery. Along the way, you have delved deep and uncovered character traits that either did not exist or you did not think possible. You’ve come a long way. With each step, you edge closer to the destination of determination that has guided you thus far. There is no turning back. As empowerment begins to loom on the not so distant horizon, you find that you have reached a crossroad. Do you chase the carrot down the familiar yet unrewarding rabbit hole? Or do you stay true to your compass of heart? This week, I introduce a man that chose to remain firmly on course.
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