“Perfection is the enemy of the good”

This article is about the pandemic response in Canada, most especially here in BC, but this quote is perfect for artists who allow fear to prevent us from acting.

If you need to be right before you move, you will never win. Perfection is the enemy of the good when it comes to emergency management. Speed trumps perfection. And the problem in society we have at the moment is everyone is afraid of making a mistake, everyone is afraid of the consequence of error. But the greatest error is not to move. The greatest error is to be paralyzed by the fear of failure.

Mike Ryan, WHO’s executive director of health emergencies, 2020

There And Black Again

To turn 65 on in the middle of Covid was a headfuck. We’re all going through our own headfucks. Anytime I hear this we’re-all-in-it-together shit, I want to punch somebody in the face. There are a lot of different types of boats, varying from dinghies to luxury yachts to being up shit’s creek without a paddle.

Don Letts, 2021