My brother recently built a shelf for my daughter’s room. It is in the likeness of a boat that she will one day spend sunny afternoons on, cruising around Plymouth harbor. He used a saw, a hammer, glue and other assorted tools that I couldn’t explain or name. I am not a carpenter nor am I skilled at building anything with my hands.
However, I do know this. When my brother started the project, he did not pick up his hammer and get inspired, engaged or motivated. What was motivating was the final concept, the vision, the challenge and the knowledge that he would eventually create something that could be shared with another person.