yesterday's post about "works in progress" reminded me of a photo i took in florence of an artist painting the ponte vecchio. while his finished pieces were beautiful, i was more intrigued by his process—the faint pencil sketch slowly being filled in with layer upon layer of watercolors.
sometimes we have a rough idea of where we want to go, but the path to get there might not be so clear. some decisions may be firm, definitive, but many more may be measured, tentative, or complicated by factors beyond our control.
we fill in the blanks, moment by moment, but we can't forget there's a bigger picture. instead of scampering toward the finished product, the end goal, sometimes it's nice to linger, to stop and admire your progress, before picking up the brush again to make a few more marks.