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Monday, September 5, 2011

Michelangelo

Not just artistic, but also very wise, it was Michelangelo who said:
"In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it."
Kevin Hall said,
"However difficult, being able to see what is ahead unleashes the ability to persevere and prevail."
It's a tricky thing ~ being able to see what the end product may be while standing there, staring at a block of stone, knowing all the work that's ahead ... but my experience is that through prayer, quiet meditation, and an optimistic attitude one can have a pretty good idea of what the statue will look like ... and what Kevin Hall says is true! When we see the end, our ability to persevere increases. We can't help but succeed ... and this is important: we can't help but enjoy the journey, hard as it is.
Speaking of work, Happy Labor Day!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful quote! Happy Labor Day!

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  2. what a great quote and thought for the day! have a great one, too.

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  3. Michelangelo was such an amazing person and I love this quotation. You are right, in order to finish something we should picture the end result.

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  4. I love the 2nd quote. If I know how long a trial is to last, I find it much easier to endure! It's that "perfect brightness of hope."

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  5. Great job .Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog.Keep up writing.
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