The next excerpt from my PYI keynote in a series that started in December 2011…
I hope everyone here knows how Grandpa took Joseph’s blanket and with his scissors and his needle turned Joseph’s worn out blanket into a wonderful . . . jacket. And how through the years it became a vest, a tie, a handkerchief, and a button, each one of them wonderful. And how, one day:
Of course – because this is a room full of creators – you know, even if you haven’t read Something from Nothing by Phoebe Gilman, that Joseph’s mother and grandfather are mistaken, because of course making something from nothing is what we do.
And that’s one of the rewards – the thrills – of the creative life that simply can’t be beat.