the virtues of doubt (paul zelevansky)

(Video link here.)  In the annals of self-helpism, doubt is considered something to overcome, to find ways around, to MASTER. We’ve discovered time and again that that is easier said than done. Doubt seems to come with territory of being creative, and most of the people we know just find ways to soldier through…or be felled by it periodically, only to pick themselves up and keep going.

Just as we were navigating another wave of it ourselves, wondering ARE WE CRAZY?!!, we came across artist Paul Zelevanzky’s curious antidote: a 40-second video offering a very different view of doubt:

Doubt is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. 

We can’t say exactly how Zelevansky’s somewhat zen-like video works, but it definitely helped to SHIFT our view. It reminded us that DOUBT often makes us ask the questions we need to consider.

We’ll be featuring more of Zelevansky’s illuminating work soon. Stay tuned!

Related posts: leonardo da vinci’s self-doubt
‘what every girl/person needs’ via miranda july
the power of uncertainty -> ‘delicious ambiguity’
’8 secrets of success’ in 3:33 minutes

3 Responses to the virtues of doubt (paul zelevansky)

  1. Rogier 04.23.2013 at 4:38am #

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  2. betsy 04.23.2013 at 6:43am #

    No you are not crazy! You, The Improvised Life, offer small gifts of hidden wonder, each and every morning. This reader is forever grateful.

  3. Sally 04.23.2013 at 1:55pm #


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