Friday, August 16, 2013

MAY I ALWAYS BUILD

MAY I ALWAYS BUILD

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I will open my eyes to vision, that I my unlock the message in the stone and the clay. Let me sense in the sand and the iron and the tree the mystery beyond all mysteries, the builder beyond all buildings.

With vision MAY I ALWAYS BUILD

I will open my mind to HUMILITY, that I may remember my debt to those who have taught me and strive to discharge it to those whom I teach. Let me be always aware that my days are short, my work long, my talent endures not forever.

In humility, MAY I ALWAYS BUILD

I will open my heart to Patience, that those for whom I plan may not be denied their true answer through any haste of mine or shallow expediency. As my art grows in the building of man’s shelter so may my heart grow in the building of man’s happiness.

Patiently, MAY I ALWAYS BUILD

I will open my heart to ARTISTRY that I may skillfully turn point, line, and plane to the support and protection of man’s body, to the nourishment of his hope, to the preservation of his culture. Let my tools be adroit and ready weapons in his resistance to decay and his struggle to be free

With artistry, MAY I ALWAYS BUILD

Even if the whole world ravage and destroy, MAY I ALWAYS BUILD. Let my work go beyond creed and colour and nation, bridging the world of difference, letting Fall to ruin the House of War, and enlarging the House of Peace.



While the breath of the Great Architect is in me, MAY I ALWAYS BUILD.


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