Native American culture tells the story of a man who explains his own constant struggle between positive, empowering, creative impulses and negative and self-destructive ones by telling his son that he has two wolves fighting in his heart -- a good wolf and a bad one. The boy asks him which of the two will win the battle. The father replies, "Whichever one I feed."
That short story inspired me to paint this
(Her handmade dresses, like the one in the painting, are available at her etsy store. She creates these pretty pieces from vintage and organic materials!)