The Undiscovered Country (Fear of the Unknown)

The Undiscovered Country

The Undiscovered Country by Eric A. Gehlin
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“The dread of something after death”

It is the fear of the unknown that has plagued us from the dawn of mankind to the present. The fear of crossing the threshold into uncharted territory that keeps many of us from achieving our true potential as artists and as individuals.

This quote from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is my favorite on the subject.

When we overcome our fears.

When we cross the threshold into uncharted territory.

Only then can we discover and achieve that creative spark within us.

The image was rendered with the freeware fractal program Apophysis 7x.

(Note: slide your cursor to the right of the Apophysis page for a menu with the download link.)

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As always your comments and critiques are welcomed and encouraged.



8 thoughts on “The Undiscovered Country (Fear of the Unknown)

    • I agree.

      The most primal…the first fear that mankind must have faced was fear of the dark. Darkness is the embodiment of the unknown. Darkness hides all threats that plague us…from our very survival to the most insignificant of our worries.

      Death is the ultimate darkness…the greatest unknown…the undiscovered country.

      That’s why I love this passage from “Hamlet” so much.

      BTW…thanks for your well wishes. I went to work wondering if I was going to make it through the day, Now it’s 1 am Wednesday morning and I’m feeling so much better that I can’t get back to sleep. I’ve got all kinds of energy. Ah, the wonders of antibiotics.

      I think I’ll do some writing…

      Many thanks for your comment!!!


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