A Life-Changing Quote
Inspiration comes in many forms. The familiar chords of a favorite concerto,
dappled sunlight filtered through a twilight forest canopy, and the perfection of an artist’s
vision made reality have all made of themselves a source of human inspiration. Yet, for
me, I find the American actor, who is known for the “tough-guy” characters he portrays Harvey Keitel to be especially provocative. One quote in particular has become a guidepost to me, "Everyone wants to learn something; maybe not everyone makes the effort, because they get discouraged. But you have to find the strength to acknowledge that ignorance within yourself, otherwise you are going to remain stagnant."
I come from a family of eleven; with half of my siblings in the medical field. I remember the day that I did the unthinkable, I chose a different route. The day that I fell in love with art, I naturally and strongly pursued it. Looking back discouragement was always knocking at my door, and I did often try to hide my ignorance. It is at times like these, the chance encounters of life that define who we are, that I remember the words of Mr. Harvey Keitel.
Looking back, I am happy that I have been following my dreams. As Rabindranath said "I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight". I set out to learn as much as possible about art forms, seeking to achieve my mastery through published works.
I enjoy shooting outdoors, landscapes, friends and images that will surely stay immortal...in my mind.