Monthly Archives: July 2015

Use Your Faults

Did you know that at the age of 16, Pablo Picasso had completed three art works considered to be of academic perfection by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. What do you do with your life when you have achieved ‘perfection’ at 16 years of age? And more importantly is perfection possible or in fact necessary? Many years ago I read a biography about the French chanteuse Edith Piaf. One of her famous quotes is, “Use your faults, use your defects; then you’re going to be a star.” Hard as I tried, I didn’t get what she meant

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A Cartographer for the Soul

A while back I was looking at photographs of Pluto that were coming through via the New Horizon spacecraft showing a craterless terrain of frozen lakes. Astronomers were calling this ‘dwarf’ planet infantile because in the timeframe of our three billion year old solar system, Pluto is but a pup! I think when the world first saw images of our own planet taken from space it must have opened our minds up to a new way of seeing life. It was then possible to imagine ourselves in our world in ways that were once unimaginable.

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