There’s just one sound

Works of brilliance are often thought of as having a miraculous genesis. “Surely the artist was in full control of the creative process, writing/recording/coding/painting with a steady hand and in an enlightened state from beginning to end.”

It’s better to recognize that hard, sometimes mundane, work created the product. Picture Michelangelo, chipping away for hours on David–alone.

There’s no chorus from above–no muse singing. There’s just the sound of work.

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4 thoughts on “There’s just one sound

  1. I agree with clintandmary—fantastic post. I have never, ever, considered Michaelangelo’s work in this way before. What a great way of illustrating how easily we fall prey to taking works of genius for granted.

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