Every day, we’re faced with thousands of decisions, some seemingly insignificant, others life changing. But with each decision is our choice to go down this path or the other. Sushi or pizza. Turn left or turn right. In the paintings of Katie O’Hagan, I’m reminded that no matter what the alternatives, in every circumstance we have a say perhaps not in what happens but in how we react to it.
We have to be careful not to think too very much about what could be the significance of every tiny decision we make– we run the risk of freezing in fear. Instead, we make our choices and know that we chose what we thought was right at the time. We may turn out to be wrong, but better to find ourselves in the wrong place than nowhere at all.
All images via the artist’s website.