There are a lot of variables in our lives that have to exist in harmony, or at least equilibrium.
My natural approach to most things is to determine what’s wrong or what could be improved, and then attempt fix it or make it better. Unfortunately, that requires a constant comparison and judging of things.
Things don’t have to exactly look like something in order to remind you of something.
I used to have a long commute and I tried lots of things to pass the time. One was reciting multiplication tables as quickly and rhythmically as possible. I never got very good at it.
It’s a fine balance for an artist to remain true to themselves while being open to the influence of respected others and desiring to connect with an audience.