Renate Rienmueller, silver gelatin (fibre based) photographic print, 27 cm x 21.5 cm (framed size 39.5 cm x 32.5 cm)
“There are a lot of things in this life that are out of our control and sometimes the only thing we can do is to prepare ourselves to surrender. This is not to say give up on what you believe in, but to understand that we may not win every battle and we have to prepare for the loss and the knowing that sometimes it's not worth the fight. A lot of us need to feel in control, but within the need to control comes fear… and when we live in fear we close our minds to opportunities and the present moment is overtaken with future thinking. When we learn to let go and surrender, fear no longer exists.
In this image, i am holding both a shield and a club...one is for fighting and one is for protection. Am i ready for the fight or to surrender? For me...my path is clear.”