The Mona Lisa Pilgrimage (See Paris and Live- part 2)
The Louvre is one of the world’s greatest art museums. It was established in 1793 and with more than 8 million visitors every year, it is the world’s most visited museum! For me though, visiting the Louvre was an answer to prayer, a dream come true and mainly because I wanted to visit a particular lady who lives there! The Mona Lisa! She has been subject of fantasy, of controversy, of interest, of theft and of scrutiny for centuries and for some reason, once I found myself at the Louvre, I couldn’t wait it to see her! I kept feeling, if she’s the only one I see today, it will be entirely entirely worth it! And with that, my pilgrimage commenced!
Ok, because I’m overwhelmed, I want to share some other observations on this post. (1) I was struck by the fact that the Mona Lisa was not the largest painting in that room but she was the most valuable! So valuable, she was put behind a bullet and bomb proof glass case. The lights in that case were specially created for her to keep the colour temperature intact and to let her shine in the best possible light! Allow me use that to say to you, that its not about your size and your perceived shortcomings, your value is from what’s inside you! You, just become the best you, re-present yourself the best way, be the designer original, the masterpiece that you were created to be! (2) This is for my Naija readers, I have a travel section on my blog and so it can seem like I travel a bit and maybe I do, but there was a time I couldn’t get a visa anywhere. Lol, I wasn’t even really trying initially because I did not have the means to go… But what I have learnt is that quality is on the inside, please dream your dreams- but I had a pastor then who said “if you are a lizard in Nigeria, going overseas will not stop you from being a lizard there” and it really struck me, maybe because of the lizard imagery but more importantly, I got his message. He was saying flourish where you are planted, be the best you where you are… As you develop you, the doors open for you, from work, maybe from increased earnings, followed by the discipline of putting something aside to use to pursue your dreams, or even from the dream itself! I truly believe God blesses the audacity to dream with answers! That you did not settle, that you believe that He can do ALL things and that you simplistically believe that if He said, “ask and it shall be given unto you”, then it must be true! I believe that rewards flow from expectations of His faithfulness!
That said, I want to say thank you again for reading my blog! I am not ashamed to say that a writers ability and desire to write is fueled by the readers that read. None of those artists would have been happy to create their work if they felt it’ll never been seen. So you keep me going and I appreciate you greatly! Thanks for reading, leave me a comment and please if you find useful nuggets in what I write, use them. We can change our lots, we are not victims of circumstances but masters of our fate, we have been blessed with the Elohim- the creative nature of God, with dominion! And that includes exercising dominion over what your destiny is! Ciao! Don’t forget to be awesome this week.