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Character – Who’s watching you?

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John Wooden has a quote that I have subscribed to for most of my life. Part of it goes like this.

Character is what you do when no one is looking.” John Wooden.

I was thinking about this when I created this watercolor. However, I decided to go in the opposite direction of this concept.

I would like to pose this question.

What do you do or how do you act when everyone is watching you?

Given the rise in social media and the influx of selfies all over the web. With surveillance cameras on so many street corners and all around it is something to think about.

What do you show about your character when all eyes are on you? Do you reveal the person you truly are or a person you want others to believe you to be?

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All Life is Art if you look close enough-Brigitte Cadena

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A world without art

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Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. -George Bernard Shaw

I cannot imagine a world without art.

Can you?

Can you imagine living in a world where all we had were the harsh realities of our current existence?

A world with war and no voice?

A word with rush-hour traffic noise and no songs to make it bearable?

A world with breaking newbut no moie to live vicariously through even if for a couple of
hours?
A world of celebrations but no dance?

A world of status quo but no imagination?
A world of logistics but no vision or creativity?

A world oblivious to the beauty of a sunset, a flower, love or a cloud in the sky?

A world numb to emotion and human experience?

I can only imagine this a dull and empty, colorless world to live in.

I imagine a world suffering from failure to thrive and I imagine a world that would cease to exist.

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If you can’t fly, then run!

Martin Luther King

The Ladder of Life

Struggle.

What can you do?

Struggle is a funny thing. You are trying to climb up this ladder because there is something up there at the top you want. But the ladder you are climbing up is unsteady and worn . At any moment you feel like a rung will just snap and throw you to the ground.

How do you keep on going up?

One step at a time. Yes there are chances and risks involved. It would be so much easier if you had a ladder that was brand new and sturdy, but that is not your case. You can tape up the parts of the ladder that are weak but that is a temporary fix and still may not solve your problem.

You could be tired from the climb especially if you have been climbing up this ladder for a long time.

Disappointment and discouragement are the weak parts of your ladder that try to keep you on an uneven keel but if you look at the ladder with really open eyes, you could probably find other parts to it that are still strong and hold onto to those parts that are strong until you get to the top.

Drive and determination are the strong parts of the ladder and the strong parts that are inside you. If you are afraid of heights, the last thing you should do is look down. Especially if you are closer to the top because if you do look down, you could lose ground and slip. The thing you fear most, is the long fall.

But if you just keep looking up and stay focused on what you wanted up there at the top. Stay really focused and climb up this ladder just one rung at a time, you will see yourself getting closer and closer to the top.

Each time you reach out for a higher rung you have to let go of the the one below or you won’t get anywhere.

Every time you see yourself “one step up”, you can feed on that accomplishment to give you the energy and enthusiasm to keep on. Before you know it, you will be exactly where you want to be at the top because of the effort and hard work you put in first.

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Thank  you Martin Luther King for your words of wisdom and inspiration.

Until next time.

Brigitte Cadena

All Life is ART if you look close enough