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Hidden Gifts

 

“…Mediocrity is self-inflicted and genius is self-bestowed. The genius does not differ from others in their access to the light within, only in their confident acceptance of its natural outstreaming. There is a hidden genius in each person, which each of us gives expression to through commitment, discipline, and the enthusiasm that works with passion. Einstein once said that genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

—Eric Butterworth, “The Creative Life”

 

 

 




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Start Where You Are

 

Several years after my husband died in 2003, I decided to take some classes at the local community college for enrichment. One of them was a printmaking class. Until then I had not practiced much drawing beyond kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher had worried about my immature  scribbles. I let this teacher discourage me for most of my life.

I came across this quote by Arthur Ashe:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

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