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Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU

Daily Prompt: Michelangelo’s YOU

Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing, or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue and what makes it so significant?


I have a personal sculptor? Now that’s something! Poor sculptor though would be busy trying to figure out what to sculpt though. Especially if they want to do something from my life.

I don’t think it would be a likeness of me. No, that would be too mundane. If its to represent my life this past month a likeness would just not do at all.

I think something more, twisted, bent, curved, angled, knotted would be more of a representation, a truer one.

I don’t think marble would do either, too perfect. I’m thinking something in granite. Or just plain stone. No, granite is what I’m liking. Nothing perfect, nothing one colored, bland. Something with roughness to it.

Granite has that multi-color going on, that smooth with rough to it. It’s hardy, strong, yet can be beautiful. It would last for a very long time no matter what the weather is like. It can weather storms and during mild times look graceful and light.

"Promise" by Don Lawler
“Promise” by Don Lawler

Something like this would be good. It’s called “Promise” by a talented sculptor named Don Lawler. I love the curves and rough/smooth together. Beautiful yet strong. Practical yet there is a bit of whimsy to it. Like me. I’m very practical and yet being a writer with a strong imagination I have that touch of whimsy some see as alien to my makeup.

With all the curves it shows what life sometimes throws at me. I try to stay strong like a rock and let it roll off me, so in my mind all the trials and tribulations eventually wear me down to a smooth wonderful surface. I have survived and become stronger for it.