Sculpting the Mind
A great sculptor was out and about searching for a stone that he could work on for his next sculpture. When he found one suitable to his liking he dragged it home and began working on it. Chipping away at it, sanding it smoothly and after several months he was finished.
Any and everyone who gazed upon this sculpting would say, “You have created a masterpiece.”
The sculptor would merely say, “I simply chipped away the pieces, the sculpture was already there.
Sculpting the mind
All my life
I have chipped away pieces of me
never to retrieve them again
sanding the rough edges
smoothing out a soothing feel
to that which I am liking
The pedestal I place my self upon is short
for “the farther a man’s feet are from the earth
the farther he is from himself”
only to hide the scars
where I have been hammered wrongfully
either by my own ignorance or from another’s
I marvel at marble memories
and the constant change in me,
daily I am chipping away at the pieces of me while
Sculpting my mind
food for thought
Perhaps the most famous statue in the world is the statue of David by Michelangelo.
In 1501 Michelangelo was commissioned to create the statue of David. He broke away from the traditional carvings of David who had slain Goliath, that was generally depicted with a severed head or wielding a sword with intense expressions. Instead, Michelangelo created a simple and elegant statue that empowers the idea of a youth with stature and grace.
I see it as a symbol, that the smallest of men can over come the greatest of obstacles. The infamous story of David and Goliath alone tells the tale of what a man can accomplish with courage. I see David as one whom remained humble after his name became famous across the land after his victory.
(a situation I was recently faced with, two goliaths… I think I know how David felt)
life is not about finding yourself
life is about creating (sculpting) yourself