Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time And Value


Pablo Picasso was sitting in a park when a woman approached him and asked him to draw her portrait.

He opened his artist’s pad, and after studying the woman’s face for a moment, quickly drew some contoured lines. He handed the women the drawing.

“It’s perfect!” she exclaimed.  “You have captured my essence with just a few strokes of your pencil!  Thank you!  How much do I owe you?”

“Five thousand dollars,” he replied.

The woman protested, "But it took you only a minute!"

"No, madam,” Picasso replied.  “It took me a lifetime."

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