Monday, September 20, 2021

Dramatic Visions Can Become Realities

If you doubt that your special vision for your life, for a project, may be too big, too unusual, too challenging to come true – I ask you to look at the realization of the vision of the artist known simply as Christo.   His vision that began over 60 years ago was to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most important monuments in Paris in fabric.   Today, the Arc is wrapped.


“Now, a little over a year after Christo's death at the age of 84, “L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” is a reality. Some 270,000 square feet of silvery blue fabric, shimmering in the changing light of Paris, hugs the monument commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 at the giddy height of his power. The polypropylene material, its tone reminiscent of the city’s distinctive zinc roofs, is secured but not held rigidly fast by almost 1.9 miles of red rope, in line with the artist’s meticulous instructions." (From the New York Times).


Standing at the Arc de Triomphe this week, President Macron said, “I think that what we believe is this: crazy dreams must be possible.”


May this dramatic achievement inspire you.  Personal visions can be achieved.  


To see the Wrapped Arc see the articles by Roger Cohen of the New York Times ( and Bill Chappel of NPR.   (photo from NPR article).

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