in the middle

“In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood where the true way was wholly lost” Dante The Divine Comedy

Sometimes it feel this way – you’re not a young gun anymore, about to set the world on fire and being described as “dynamic young …” but at the same time you’re not the venerable elder statesman/woman of the craft (nor are you out to pasture). You’re just plugging away at it, sticking to it, not giving up. Your work is better than ever, but the spotlights have moved away. Jorg Colberg has a great article on this dilemma vis-a-vis photography, but it applies to all creatives:

What happened to the mid-career artist?

Jörg M. Colberg