Our life is made by the death of others

Posted: April 15, 2011 in Celebrations, General
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So I got to thinking about all the individuals that have made a significant contribution to all the aspects related to garages and garage projects. Everywhere I go I am always intrigued by how something was built, how it was engineered, the methods and tools that were used, the skills that people possessed, and the planning and organization that went into the project. All of these things have been done by people using principles of nature. On some level, I experience all of these things in my garage.

I like to take complicated ideas and relate them back to the fundamentals and the basic principles that make those ideas come to life and work. Much of what we enjoy today stems from principles and physics that have already been discovered long ago. I find that to take a basic idea and manipulate it into something is much easier then coming up with the basic idea in the first place. I think the vast majority of what we are exposed to in these “modern times” that are considered technologically advanced are simply a conglomeration of the real advancements made by people long forgotten. I think some recognition is in order!

I decided to start a new theme on the blog. I am going to pay tribute to these individuals whom I appreciate and  from whom I benefit from as a result of their contributions to the things that bring me joy in my life. It’s a celebration blog! I’m not going to write a highschool essay on their lives but I think a simple mentioning that these people exist, or existed, will suffice.

So the first birthday celebration post goes to Leonardo da Vinci. This awesome Italian was born 559 years ago today on April 15th1452. He is also the man whom I need to thank for the title of today’s blog posting. I thought the title quote was fitting for the inaugural post as it is birthdays we are celebrating and with birth comes death. And as a result of their lives being lived, many of us have gained. I appreciate this guy for his engineering and inventing talents. He had a ton of pretty cool garage projects going on in his time. I highly suggest taking a moment to reflect on what this dude was capable of. Check it out here.

Anyway…Happy B-day Leo! You rock the show!

I’ll finish this post off with some of my favorite L da V quotes. Enjoy.

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.

I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

Nature never breaks her own laws

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

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  1. Chris Muncy says:

    TGIF Gord :-)

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