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“Sometime in your life you will go on a journey.

It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.

It is the journey to find yourself.”

~Katherine Sharp

33 years a journey... The self I thought I knew is not the self I am today... You would think three decades would be enough, but I am only just beginning to get an inkling of the infinite possibilities surrounding me and learning to make friends with discernment...

Stumbling on to art kind of upset my apple cart...

How could I have ever known there was an artist living inside waiting to be set free, not unlike the way Michelangelo described liberating David from his block of marble...

https://nilsaparker.medium.com/the-angel-in-the-marble-f7aa43f333dc

Michelangelo:

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

“By sculpture I mean that which is fashioned by the effort of cutting away, that which is fashioned by the method of building up being like unto painting.”

https://www.accademia.org/explore-museum/artworks/michelangelos-prisoners-slaves/

What if we are all sculptors and our task is to simply chip away to liberate what beckons to be free?

What if cutting away is the secret? Of letting go? Of trusting that The Great Mystery has more in store for us than we could ever imagine? What if?

And what if we found both the courage and the confidence to trust our intuition, to deliver blow after blow until our “David” is revealed?

What if?

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I probably nicked the metaphor…

In early days I wrote about all the coats I discovered I chose or were given to me by others and how I was starting to take them off.

I think there’s a quote out there something like… We spend the first half of our lives collecting information and the second half trying to discard it. 🤷‍♀️

Thanks for your thoughtful comment Bobby!

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Apr 29, 2023Liked by 3musesmerge

I offer this famous quip to both Bloggist and Bobby:

Not all who wander are lost. In fact it strikes me that “wonder” also works.

The “long journey” spoken of by both seems more the case than overnight success.

“Trudging the road to happy destiny.” I nicked that from The Big Book.

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Perhaps I trudged… before I understood how much more fun it is to skip. 😁

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