Thursday Thought – Sunsets

Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video.  Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let’s finish the week together.

A critic once commented to Cézanne, “That doesn’t look anything like a sunset.” Pondering his painting, Cézanne responded, “Then you don’t see sunsets the way I do.”

Lauren Sunset

You stop and watch the sunset. So beautiful and clear.  The light changes colors and dances for you.  Brightness fading to darkness.

She stands next to you.  She experiences the light and dance of color.

It is the same for both of you.

Or is it?

You want to understand. “Tell me about your sunset.” A wise question indeed for you know her experience may be different.  She talks of different colors, different movement.  How it makes her feel. Her understanding is hers alone.   Yet you asked and listened.  You now share an understanding.

Same view, two interpretations.  In art as in life.

Let the sunset each day serve to remind you as a leader.  Each of us sees the light and dance different.  Seek to see through other’s eyes.  Then share the detail, the colors, of your vision.

Such a challenge, but as leaders we are artists as well as analysts.  Strive to paint that shared understanding.  Only then can WeMoveTogether

Note: Inspiration for this post from Reframing Organizations. See my resource list,

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Cézanne – Mts. Victoire 1902

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