To Creatives everywhere, and to those who benefit from their boldness. May you succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
This poem, writen by Rob Siltanen, was part of an early Apple advertising campaign. He was a creative director for the company.
It stands out for me, because it echoed a phrase that emerged from my dissertation: “Differences make a difference.” It is in difference we discover what makes us each exceptional. Without the differences, we blend into an indistinguishable mass mere copies of one another. Worse yet, we might only copy the worst of the people we see succeeding.
The poem reminds of the Michelangelo quote: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
To be a teacher, is to inspire and allow each student to discover who they are. It is to be mindful and sensitive to what makes each of them different. It is to both serve and lead at the same time. It…
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thanks for sharing this, russ. how wonderful
Thank you Beth. I’m delighted it resonated with you.
This is lovely!
I’m glad you liked it, Ute. Thank you for saying so.