All The Time In The World

“If you knew how much work went into it you would not call it genius” -Michelangelo

I’ve been thinking about beauty lately. Specifically, beauty in the form of art; created by human hands shaping the world in which they have been placed. Michelangelo knew something about beauty. Some might call his work a masterpiece. Carved over the course of two years, Pieta was the only creation of his that he ever signed, something he later regretted and vowed never to do again. The piece is considered one of the greatest works of sculpture ever created, if not the greatest. And what struck me most about the piece was this one fact: Continue reading

YOLO

Do you know what you want from this life? Take a moment and think about it. Where are you going? I’m not saying you need the whole thing mapped out, just some basic ideas. Let me ask you a few questions.

Do you want to be married someday? Don’t be offended by the question please, I know that’s probably a long ways off for you if you fall under the age of 24. People are waiting longer and longer to sign their lives away. Just think about it though; marriage. Making the choice to spend this short life with someone you love. Can you see their smile? Can you feel the warmth of their hand in yours, the comfort of their embrace? Can you imagine the peace that comes with the knowledge that this person will be with you for better or for worse, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. The wedding dress, the timeless ceremony.  The two of you standing before God and man, proclaiming your love, committing to fidelity, creating a bond that will not be broken, till death parts your paths. Marriage. Continue reading