This is a dark ride.
It’s a crap shoot, mostly. We seek wisdom, some of us, from the culture around us. Certainly THAT guy knows the answers, look what he can do, did you see the film read the book listen to the music? I am comforted by knowing we all doubt. We all look at the things we do and wonder. I know many extraordinarily talented photographers. The thing they all have in common is doubt about the work they make. Sometimes I am searching, and when that proves silly I just look at what’s around me and try to fit it into the viewfinder. Some days I am the king of all that I survey, and other days, most other days, I am smothered in doubt. But something I have learned is that to move forward we must insist on the work. That’s all. Just insist. If I don’t, no one will. If you don’t, no one will.
So today: Insist. Gently with humility or harder with gusto, whatever fits. Just insist.