Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Breaking Rocks

It’s been that kind of week here, folks. Yes, indeedy. Lots of hard, hard work. 

But I keep thinking about this quote* and it’s given me some much-needed inspiration:

Look at the stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without so much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before. -- Jacob Riis

Every swing of the hammer is meaningful, even if it doesn’t feel that way sometimes. 

Carry on with your work now. And don’t forget to stay hydrated.

*this is the epigraph for Peter Mathiessen’s Shadow Country. It’s awesome, is it not?