June 23, 2010

Wednesday's Words

"Picasso was sitting at a table outside a Paris cafe. A woman came up to him and asked him to sketch her. He complied. After five minutes he finished. The woman asked what she owed him for the sketch. He said the equivalent $5,000. Aghast the woman said — “but it only took you five minutes!” Picasso replied — “no Madam, it took me my whole life.”

I read this on a photography forum today while Claire napped.  I like to read and learn as much as my little brain can handle. :) Anyway, I came across this quote and it struck me.  Although I have not devoted my entire life to photography, or my art, I think this quote can translate.

Post Edit: One more thing to add that I read today.  It is a great piece of wisdom and translates to anyone and their situation: "Don’t worry about things you can’t change. If you’re rowing a boat in the ocean, you are surrounded by water. You can do one of two things. You can sit there all day worrying about the big ocean, or concentrate on getting any water that slaps over the side of your boat out of it and back into the ocean where it belongs. Concentrate on the things you CAN do something about and forget the rest." - Scott Bourne

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