Abandon All Ye Hope , 2023
96 x 81 x 1 in (h x w x d)
777 USD
Mixed media
for sale

“Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate!”
“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!”

- Dante Alighieri, "Inferno"

This quote is often used to describe the depths of despair, but I believe it can also serve as a reminder for those who are looking to take a risk and leave their comfort zone behind. After all, without taking risks, one cannot hope to reap the rewards that come from taking a chance.

The idea of leaving your comfort zone isn't easy, and it can be downright terrifying. It takes courage to take a step into the unknown; you're not sure what might happen or how you'll fare in new environments or situations. But the rewards that come from leaving your comfort zone are worth it – even if it's just a newfound sense of self-confidence and pride.

In moving to Florence, I initially felt lucky to be married to an Italian and have some cultural insight. However, I wasn't fully educated on the nature of Florentines. That has been an education in and of itself. It was not easy or comfortable at first, but the rewards have been great - from understanding the culture better, improving my grasp of the Italian language, and even making some amazing friends along the way.

This quote from "Inferno" serves as a reminder that sometimes, to reach your ideal situation or paradise, you have to cross a few obstacles to get where you need to go. In the end, one hopes to find a sense of inner peace through the journey itself.

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