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What Do You See?

24/09/2012

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~ Michelangelo

Michelangelo - Rondanini Pieta (Detail 3)

Michelangelo – Rondanini Pieta (Detail 3) (Photo credit: rjhuttondfw)

What is it that you do, that sets someone or something free?  I watched a movie recently about the work of Ron Clarke with students in Harlem, and what he saw in them that he didn’t give up on their ability to succeed.  What or who is in your life as a diamond in the rough, an angel waiting to be set free?

Every day we have an opportunity to encourage, to help up, to set free. How do you choose to see your opportunity?

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3 comments

  1. A very thoughtful post! As a professional storyteller, I give people stories to hold in their hearts, and to get them through rough spots, to help them make sense of the world, to give them courage and wisdom, to make them laugh. As a teacher of storytelling, I help recognize and shape and tell the stories in their own lives.


    • Thank you, Naomi! I love hearing about the creative qualities of others and how they can help. Storytelling is such an important part of life, whether for healing, creating memories, or sharing history. Thank you for helping others sculpt their angels!


  2. Where others see a no-place-place like Mwinilunga (Zambia) that the government seems to have forgotten, I see a thriving town being built and harvests that will feed thousands upon thousands. There is nothing to endear the town to anyone really. But it’s potential for commercial development and export through Angola and the DRC is great. This is the vision that keeps me going.



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