Originally Posted by beerguy
J.R.R. Tolkien from Silmarillion:
But the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making,
and in the thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery;
wherefore he gives and hoards not, and is free from care,
passing ever on to some new work.
i think about this on every new woodworking project, but it seems to fit your trip. John.
I agree completely. I enjoy making beautiful things for other people. Whether it's building a stone fireplace or yesterday removing all the pictures in Al's Pub and putting dozens of them all back up with more motorcycles
in an esthetically pleasing collage:
or painting diagonal stripes of the Irish flag on the outside of the pub (not that easy on rough stucco):
or writing a ride report. I enjoy doing my best and standing back and viewing the work before moving on to the next project.
I imagine you are much the same.