“When I see three oranges, I have to juggle. And if I see two towers, I have to walk.”
These remarkable words were spoken by the tightrope-walker, Philippe Petit, in answer to the question of the police as to why he had walked (at 7:50am) on a rope shot with a crossbow from one tower of the New York World Trade Center to the other. When Philippe had seen the two spires of the Notre Dame in Paris, he had done the same. “L’Art pour l’Art” is this highwire artist’s philosophy.
When they asked Philippe Petit why he wanted to walk on a slender wire strung between the two tallest towers of New York City, everyone thought he did it for money, for publicity, for fame. But he said, “If I see three oranges, I have to juggle. And if I see two towers, I have to walk.” (from The Genesee Diary, by Henri Nouwen)
God has called and gifted many with a great vision to reach the world for Christ through media.
When I see one I believe in, I have to help. When I see a guitar, I have to play.
When you see _________, what do you have to do?