Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee." Those are rich words. They are focused on others and not on one's self which seems to be pretty prevalent these days and I'm getting so weary of all the self-absorption. Others. Not you. When oh when will we figure that out?
I am honored to be the feature in this month's "Artist Portfolio" in Somerset Studio. One of the art pieces I created for the article is based on these words. This piece will eventually make it back to my home and will hang as yet another reminder to focus where focus is due.
I am re-reading the biography of Amy Carmichael whose motto was "Love to live. Live to love." I like that. That's a good motto. The Somerset article, written by Ricë, a girl who loves to live, tells more about my view on life, art and even a little on raising children. So enough on that, except to say I'm honored to have had this opportunity.
And so now would be a good time to do something nice for someone else (even--ouch--someone you don't like).