'Day 7' by Jina Wallwork
I advise but I do not spend this moment solving your problem. We both know I could solve this within a single day. I know the process and I have already completed this task for myself. I must seem cold and heartless, as I stand back. What if I was to help, I could remove the obstruction and it would cease the struggle. However, I could be sending you down the wrong path. Instead of spending your days struggling to overcome the problem, you may spend them struggling to find a journey that is more suited.
We are walking the same path but this does not mean that we share a journey. I am where I belong and I know this because it was I who overcame my obstacles. My path is a reflection of who I am. Success does not belong to you solely because you desire it; you will find it when you express your skills and abilities; then you claim it through hard work and commitment. In removing your obstacles, I do not aid you; I throw your journey to the wind and I ask you to share mine. I will not help because I am your friend and I always will be. I want you to find a path that is reflective of who you are. I want it to fulfill all of your needs and I want you to know that you have claimed it for yourself.
You will always desire something different to what you have but it is a terrible reason to discard it. You have so much to appreciate on your wonderful journey. I think of this in order to restrain my actions. At this moment I know that you are struggling. On this day I know that I could offer assistance, it would ease the moment and cripple your future. On this day I let go.
'27 Days' is a series of transient sculptures each representing a day. To find out more about the series click here