There is something fresh and inviting about a clean piece of paper. Possibility. Peter Callesan is a paper artist who cuts images out of paper and uses both the positive and negative space. Twisted Sifter has a series of his work. You can also see different sculptures at Peter Callesan’s website.
Callesan’s sense of humor combined with his talent turns ordinary A4 sheets of paper into thoughtful art.
We all know the commenters on this blog are smart, sharp and verbal. So are my coaching clients. Last week, one of my clients was talking about changing her approach to daily life. She’s done some wrestling with her Inner Critic over the past few weeks. “I want to get back to possibility,” she said.
It had barely reached my ears when I knew it was a brilliant. We wake up in the morning and start thinking what we are not and what we don’t have–“I’m still tired, I didn’t get enough sleep,” or “I’m late,” or “I don’t have time for breakfast,” or “It’s not Friday, and I hate work.” Imagine if we woke up and got back to possibility.
“It’s a new day, and I wonder what will happen today?” or “If I don’t check my email, I can get to work on time and avoid the stink eye. That would be nice!” The place of possibility is right under the wet blanket we toss on the smouldering resentment of our lives. You don’t have to fear the place of possibility–it doesn’t obligate you. It just has. . . a fresh possibility.
Winner of the book: Congratulations, Diane Becka! You are the winner of Make Peace With Your Mind. It will be on its way to you shortly
—Quinn McDonald is a writer who is a sucker for a good metaphor.