Tuesday, July 7, 2009
BUG LIFE: Flexiblity
oil on linen
I'm not the least bit flexible. And I'm not talking about only physically either. I'm learning, but it's been quite the struggle. Where would this little guy be if he weren't flexible? He wouldn't get very far for one thing.
I'm learning about my own personal inflexibility by watching reality TV. I often wonder if, when filming is over and cast members have a chance to see how they behaved, they would change anything if given the chance. I think we'd all benefit from a little hidden camera coverage of our daily lives. Perhaps we'd get a chance to see if we are indeed who we think we are. Or would we be capable of objectivity? The same voice directing self-involved, immature behavior certainly isn't going to call us to task for following its instructions now is it?
Still, if we could only see ourselves as others see us.