New York: Washington Square Park
Inspiration: Yesterday, at Washington Square Park, an artist was creating an elaborate mural in the middle of the park. This little girl was enraptured by the process. She boldly left her family and sat right in front to watch the work in progress. But she kept looking back with a somewhat uncertain look on her face, as if to say "Are you still there?" Then once certain, she would look back at the work, only to peek back at her parents to make sure once again. I guess this is how some of us develop independence. We take steps outside of the "safety zone" while turning around periodically to make sure that it remains available and ready to take us back. As long as we can see it or feel it, we venture further away from it. But once that safety net is gone or not immediately visible, we start to doubt ourselves. Does that feeling ever truly leave us?