The other day I came to a conclusion about my doodles and life, respectively.
I was making mention to my dear friend that I realized how I actually don’t like to doodle in pencil. Why, you may ask? Well, I figured that by drawing in pencil, I am more tempted to erase, undo or ‘regret’ any mistake I may have made. When I draw in pen or marker, then I am compelled to work around the mistake, accept it, change it to the best of my ability, and transform it for the better. When drawing in pencil, then my genuine intentions change. I then want to ‘perfect’ every line, every curve, every detail. And I won’t ever really be satisfied because there will always be a slight smudge that gets in the way.
And as I’m stating my stance on the tools that I prefer to use for drawing, something clicked in my head.
My brain began to compare life with a drawing. We cant undo or erase what we did yesterday. Regret? Perhaps, but who wants to walk around with pockets full of regrets? Nobody, really… but many people do however. In life, whatever choices we make become permanent. But It doesn’t mean that they define us since there are many ways of adjusting, repairing, transforming, etc. The smudges I previously referred to, those are like obstacles. We cant avoid them. But we surely can overcome them, learn from them and become aware of them whenever they pop up.
What are you life analogies?