Make Your Master Piece

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement | Master the One

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

~ Bruce Lee

When I found this quote I wanted a photo that depicted movement in abundance, something to display the persistence and practice required for mastery of a skill. Of course, I looked to the most obvious place–sports. Athletics teach us much about life and I was looking for the sweat, the muscle, the swing, the swoosh. But … nothing came to mind. Until …

Snapping away on my walk I saw this visual. The angle overlapped two massive trees, their branches providing the optical illusion of endless kicking, from right to left. The branches look like a still shot of movement and rhythm.

You and I both know they were not moving but stare at them and they look like planned, precise movement on a grand scale. Perfect visual. Perfect mastery.

Movement.

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