It has taken me a lifetime to realise fear is furtive and has many disguises and because of this, it's no wonder it is such a formidable foe.
Fear about your own ability can prevent you from doing your best work and fear about how your work is received can prevent you from doing your own work.
What I'm also taking time to realise is that uncertainty is essential for creative work to emerge.
On to more lighthearted reflections.
After eating 'fresh fruit' from local supermarkets this wintery morning in Scotland, I crave the oranges I ate every morning for 2 weeks in San Francisco; I crave the peaches I devoured in the Okanagan Valley in Canada; I crave the small Tenerife bananas. Ach well, the porridge was good and some Scottish smoked salmon is lined up for 'brunch'.
Food cravings anyone?