Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our vision

T W E N T Y - S I X - L E T T E R S
Preserving the essence of 'us' amidst the inevitability of change and transformation.

When I lived in France a few years back, I came across a book entitled, "Copier, Créer," from an exhibit at the Louvre. Copying and creating. These weren't just people copying masters. These were masters painting masters. This is often how we learn. The idea, however, is not to completely replicate, but to learn from these works. The book had such a profound impact on me that when I returned to the states, I hunted down the book. Here are a few samples of what's in it:

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Millet's painting, copied unmistakably by VanGogh
Vermeer's painting,
copied unmistakably by Dali
Delecroix's painting, copied unmistakably by Picasso

Did you know that when a certain tv anchor in Tennessee first dreamed of making it big, she wanted to be Barbara Walters. Well, she (Oprah Winfrey) couldn't have even if she wanted to. We each have a lifetime of experiences that uniquely make up who we are. They inevitably impact our unique vision. Whether you paint, sing, write, whatever. Whether your views of the world are simple, deep, dark, or colorful. The sooner you can tap into your vision, the sooner the world can see it. Or hear it. Or read it. Have the courage to pursue and express it. Are you trailblazing? Or following? As we come upon the first "100 days" of a President/author, today's blog entry segues nicely into tomorrow's milestone... of mine.
©2009 Wendy Hudgins

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