Saturday, December 6, 2014

Final Boarding Call

"Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it."
(attributed to Buddha but disputed)

At first we just wanted them to stop, 

really, enough with the paper airplanes!

Everyday, more and more planes…

                               popsicle sticks,

                                                                        re-purposed materials.  

It seemed like every time they went to the studio, they came back with an airplane.

Finally, we realized it was like the superhero play, you can’t just turn it off.

                                                               Then we remembered,
                                    remembered, remembered: 
go where they are,
in their enthusiasm,
                                            take a chance,
                                                                          and try to fly. 

The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, and gives you a sense of meaning, joy and passion.  - Terry Orlick