The piece includes a wonderful quotation by the African-American mystic and theologian Howard Thurman, who was a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., among others:
Do not ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do that.
Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive!
At the bottom of the print is a photograph of a lotus that Fran took in the summer of 2004, when we visited the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. Fortunately, we had made a CD-ROM of all the photographs from that trip, so when our house was burglarized last year and our computers (with all of Fran’s photographs on them) were stolen, the Arboretum photographs were some of the ones we thankfully still had.
And now one of those photos has been joined to Michael’s graceful calligraphy and Howard Thurman’s words of timeless wisdom.
If you’d like, you can purchase prints (framed or unframed) at Michael’s website, by following this link: www.michaelnoyes.com/product.php?id=196
While you’re at it, browse around Michael’s site. He’s created a truly beautiful collection of inspirational and religious calligraphy, available both as prints and as greeting cards.
And when you make your purchase, tell Michael that Carl sent you.