Is there anything more valuable?

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I was talking to a friend on the phone today and he mentioned how much he appreciated my post about what photography had given to me.  I shared something with him that was a little eye opening, even for me!

 

For the last 47 years I’ve worked very hard to try and become a very good craftsman, dare I say, a great craftsman.  What has that resulted in?  I’ve accomplished my goal and so have thousands of others with the same goal, some have gone further than I have.  So was it worth it?  It depends on how you judge success.

 

I’ve had a blast, I’ve enjoyed peace, I’ve been challanged and I’ve grown, I’ve enjoyed some standing ovations, and some quiet rooms too!  The work has been a means to and end, actually the end was the work.  Along the way I’ve gotten something more valuable than the images, friends, compatriots, good company, and a “means” that mattered!

 

Was it worth it?  You bet!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

3 Responses

  1. Being married to a teacher (37 years before retiring) I am reminded of this from The King and I:

    It’s a very ancient saying
    But a true and honest thought
    That if you become a teacher
    By your pupils you’ll be taught

    And most teachers are vicarious celebrants of the successes of their students.

  2. admin says:

    Wise and true words, from a great play!

  3. Douglas Berg says:

    Along with all that, how many people have you witnessed to for Jesus through all your workshops. Well done Bill.

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