This is one of my favorite drawings I did at TED Global.

A wee sketch, complete with the #DewarsTED hastag.

“Possibility”. A riff on the great Charles Schultz line, “I carry the burden of a great potential”.

I didn’t think too much about it at the time. But as the days progressed, the cartoon started to haunt me.

The burden of a great potential. Anyone with half a brain (or half a soul) will be able to relate.

Knowing that it might never happen. And knowing that even if you do manage to make a decent go of it, it will never be enough.

That there’s still something else you still haven’t done, that there’s still one more piece of Creation remaining, that you haven’t managed to download. AND THIS WILL NEVER CHANGE. Welcome to being alive. Welcome to the human condition. That’s what TED is REALLY about, at the end of the day.

Terrifying, isn’t it?

[Full disclosure: I was attending TED on behalf of my client. Dewar’s Whisky, who were a sponsor of the event.]