"A map provides no answers. It only suggests where to look, Discover this, re-examine that, put one thing in relation to another, orient yourself, begin here … Sometimes a map speaks in terms of physical geography, but just as often it muses on the jagged terrain of the heart, the distant vistas of memory, or the fantastic landscapes of dreams." (Miles Harvey, The Island of Lost Maps)
I read this very inspiring book titled "Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed Media Mapmaking" by Jill K. Berry. I have always been fascinated by maps so this book caught my attention. It was a worthy purchase.
One of my favorite lines is: In my hands, I hold a ship, for sailing off to great adventures, and a compass rose, so I won't get lost.
One of the first exercises is making a head map and I was inspired by this particular map that was shown in the book.
Here is mine, which deals with my own current subjects of concern and much thought. The interesting part is the fact that as I was putting this together, some things that I have been having difficulty resolving in my head slowly started to make better sense. I did not come to any sudden solutions but certainly the possibilities for solutions became clearer.
I look forward to making more maps and finding more paths!