24 mayo 2009
BOONE: So, not to be too difficult, but we’ve been coming here for two days just staring at this thing. I’m not really sure what we’re supposed to be doing.
LOCKE: Ludovico Buonarrati, Michelangelo’s father. He was a wealthy man. He had no understanding of the divinity in his son, so he beat him. No child of his was going to use his hands for a living. So, Michelangelo learned not to use his hands. Years later a visiting prince came into Michelangelo’s studio and found the master staring at a single 18 foot block of marble. Then he knew that the rumors were true — that Michelangelo had come in everyday for the last four months, stared at the marble, and gone home for his supper. So the prince asked the obvious: “What are you doing?” And Michelangelo turned around and looked at him, and whispered: “Sto lavorando” (” I’m working”). Three years later that block of marble was the statue of David.