Threshold

Threshold by Patrick Samuel
Oil pastels on card
39x49cm approx
Original available
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I think life can be great; that we’re capable of so much more than we can imagine and that ‘impossible’ is just a state of mind. But there’s something that always holds us back just as we’re about to reach the threshold.

What stops us; is it fear of failure, or fear of success? As a child I constantly asked, “But what if I fail?” and I wonder what I would be now if someone had replied, just once, “But what if you don’t?”