” . . . building my dream”–José Fuster
José Fuster is a world renown ceramist from Cuba. He claims that much of his inspiration comes from the Sierra Maestra where he taught literacy skills back in the sixties. The mountains, the people, the palm trees, the animals, the ocean beyond—they are his inspiration.
What makes some of us pick up the paintbrush to paint that time-honored masterpiece?
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? ~Benjamin Franklin
Or to sail ’round the world alone?
I believe talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. ~Maya Angelou
Does everyone have talent to whittle, to hammer, to mold, to swim, to paint, to cook, to carve, to sew . . . to create?
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. ~Goethe
Is talent innate? And what happens to those people who have talent but are not inspired? It would be unfair to say that they have no talents, wouldn’t it? . . . everyone has a talent albeit hidden . . .
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive. ~Albert Einstein
So does inspiration come from within then? Or is it different for everyone? Does it take courage to develop ones talent(s)? Is it achieved through skill or failure? How do you build your dreams? Your thoughts?
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. ~Sydney Smith
Daily Gratitude: fresh venison; the morning spent painting; a quiet day
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