Wednesday, August 10, 2011

BEAUTY & THE BUILDER

I learned a very important lesson from William's uncle Petr that will stick with me for a long time.
I was busy one afternoon building a wooden train track with Petr's son Kaja. I mean, we made this track awesome. There was a bridge the track went under, trees and stones by the "lake" we designed, loops, figure 8's...you name it. We finished and were driving the trains on it when Petr walked in the room, stood above the track, stared for a few minutes, and remarked, "This is really great!"
"Yeah, a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon, right?"
"No, this is really great!" Keep in mind Petr is a pilot for Czech Airlines. "It is beautiful. If I were to build this track it would go from point A to point B the most effective way possible because that is how I see things in the plane. But this, you have created a piece of art."
(Go back and read his lines with a Czech accent...it's more fun. I'm paraphrasing by the way).

The we discussed how we need 2 kinds of people in the world: the engineers who build and put things together and then the designers who beautify such things. This thought is so beautiful to me. I want to make the world pretty...every way possible.
























Which type of person are you: beauty or the builder?

1 comments:

Steve said...

I'm glad you've finally found a use for your college degree. ;)