I realized that if I didn't start painting again, I'd forget how to do it altogether. And that more than anything scared the bejeezus out of me. There was this pressure of course; the pressure to succeed, the pressure of failure, and the pressure of others. But when it comes down to it, you've got to get started, (and fail a few dozen times if you have to). Do whatever you can to get started, get inspiration, eat something delicious, go out for a walk, have coffee in a cafe, make out with a lovely person, whatever it takes to get your juices going.
(original photograph by the satorialist)