If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Bitching Fact.

I am convinced that how a person treat the parts of his or her work, or craft, or art that cannot be seen, is a direct reflection on how they treat other parts of their life that go equally unseen.  

You will never hear me say, "Don't bother, nobody will ever look back there."


  1. I am ashamed when I decide that it is good enough because no one will ever see this part but I do it anyway. It's sort of like not cleaning under the bed.
    Fortunately for me my finish work is about the same as the stuff I decide is good enough.

  2. Eeep! I never thought of that! But, I do think you're right...just because someone can't see something, doesn't mean that you are allowed to treat it poorly.

  3. David Eddings wrote a character like that . Forgotten his name, he was the blacksmith that married Polgara. Someone asked him why he was polishing the underside of a wagon yoke when no one one would ever see it, and he said something about he'd know it was there and every time he'd see the wagon roll by he'd feel ashamed.

    I learned this lesson the hard way with the guitars. People now EXPECT it. So you BETTER do it or you WILL hear about it.

  4. Hmm... good point! Well, that's something I try to do. Couldn't hurt to improve! Thanks, Steve! :-)

  5. very thoughtful statement... wise and conscientious.. never regret..


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