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Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

I saw this quote on the wall of the da Vinci exhibition at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. It made me think.

I think I see.

I think that I have been all three people at different times of my life. Life with blindfolds on can be easier. Once you see it becomes almost painful. What can I do? I am only one person. I’d rather not know. I’d rather not see.

But when you really see what’s going on then you must act. That’s why I try at least. I have a lot of guilt for still being wasteful. Because now I KNOW it’s wasteful. I can’t pretend.

So that’s why I try to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot. Because I see. I know better.

I was so inspired by the da Vinci exhibit. To imagine one man did so much in his life. He painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, improved existing inventions like the clock and musical instruments, dreamed big and went bold.

Most of us waste in on the couch watching the Food Network. So now I want to paint, to draw, to sing, to play the guitar, invent the next great invention and dream. Dream of possibilities. Endless possibilities.

Or at least blog while sitting on the couch watching the Food Network.


“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
― Leonardo da Vinci


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


5 thoughts on “Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

  1. Ha! So cute. I think blogging is a form of creativity. Leo would be proud. Love the quote. You inspire me with every post so put that in your pipe and smoke it! 🙂

    Posted by Jennifer | August 21, 2012, 1:20 pm
  2. I too have been amazed by how much past generations accomplished. My complaint for the last several years has been there are no new ideas out there. Like you I have gone through all the stages. I think when we are young we feel invincible and therefore don’t see what is going on around us in the world either. Becoming a parent began to open my eyes and I haven’t looked back.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | August 21, 2012, 4:41 pm


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