A choice in life to develop an attitude to work like an artist to a sculpture.
I watched the man work from start to finish, repairing and replacing a damaged drain cover, every action taken with care, attention and skill. A worker impressed me as he gave such care to his work, like a painter to a work of art. The finished project was of quality.
Only I and the worker will ever know about the care and attention that went into this anonymous drain cover, one of thousands in Colchester. People will walk by and over this drain ignorant of the devotion put into the repair of this drain cover.
The individual often will work on projects that nobody will care about, or realise the effort and devotion put into the project. The individual has a choice, invest their attention into projects as like Mozart did to his music, or with the care of a drunk tossing an empty can of beer into a hedge. Even if the world appears ignorant to the efforts of the individual in their work, the individual stands as witness to all they do. How great it would be to look back on a life of care and devotion to everything the individual does, be it cleaning their teeth, or creating a poem. Life is short, better the individual invests their limited time of life in quality and devotion than quantity and bad workmanship.