There are days for artist when it seems the whole world is against you. Galleries don't take your work, you are turned down for the latest show, that blank canvas won't fill itself, and some nut just walked by your work and said, "I could do that!" And money...how many artist have another career or work multiple jobs just with the hope they can one day do their art full time? So I always love things that talk of perseverance and over coming obstacles. I ran across this on line and thought I would share it with you. It is a great analogy of courage and positivism in overcoming obstacles. Look for things that help you, post them where you see them daily...if you can't find something make it up yourself...that is how Rabbits 5 started as a name for me. It was hard times and I looked for rabbits in impossible places and found them! Believe in yourself and when someone says something negative do what I did...I thought to myself , consider the source! Now, get out there and believe in yourself!!!!
|Donkey in A Well by Diana from google image|
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shove dirt into the well. At first the donkey realized what was happening and cries horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would sake it off and take a step up.
as the neighbors and farmer continued to shovel dirt the donkey continued to shake it off and step up until he walked right out of the well!" by anonymous