HAVE A LAUGH!
SOME ACHIEVEMENTS TAKE DECADES THE POWER OF STICKING WITH IT
This issue has been all about the importance of perseverance. When you dedicate yourself to something and are willing to deal with adversity, you can achieve more than you ever imagined. Sometimes, the process can feel endless, but that just makes the fruits of your labor all the sweeter. Just ask these folks who toiled away for years in order to turn their dreams into reality. ‘The Lord of the Rings’ After the publication and success of “The Hobbit” in 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien was asked to write a sequel. Even his publishers, who were warned that Tolkien wrote slowly, probably weren’t expecting “The Lord of the Rings” to hit shelves a whopping 17 years after “The Hobbit.” You might think that Tolkien would have been done with hobbits for a while after that much time spent writing about them, but he continued to make edits to the text — some of which weren’t incorporated until long after the author passed away in 1973. The Gates of Hell All you have to do is glance at Auguste Rodin’s The Gates of Hell to know that it is one complicated sculpture. At a towering 19-feet high and inlaid with more than 100 detailed figures, the work required an insane amount of effort. The sculpture was commissioned in 1880 and expected to take five years to complete. Instead, Rodin worked on it for the remainder of his life. Only after his death in 1917 was it put on display. The result of those 37 years, though, is something that will endure for centuries. La Sagrada Familia Antoni Gaudi died in 1926, and his major project remains unfinished nearly a century after his passing. La Sagrada Familia, a monumental church in Barcelona, has been under construction since the 19th century. Despite that incredibly long timespan, work on the project only ceased for a few years during the Spanish Civil War. Maybe Gaudi’s great-grandchildren will be alive to walk through the finished cathedral. It would’ve been all too easy for the minds behind these projects to give up hope. Their persistence and desire to see things through have made the world a much richer place. That’s the power of sticking with it. Who knows what you can accomplish if you persevere?
Recipe inspired by realsimple.com
PASTA WITH TURKEY & BROCCOLI
INGREDIENTS • 3/4 pounds pasta (shells or orecchiette) • 2 cups broccoli florets • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 pound ground turkey
• 2 cloves
garlic, chopped • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper • Salt • Parmesan cheese
DIRECTIONS 1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli when pasta is 1 minute from done. Drain both and return to pot. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, garlic, crushed red pepper, and a pinch of salt. Cook while breaking up meat with a wooden spoon for 3–5 minutes. 3. Combine turkey with pasta and broccoli mixture, adding the remaining olive oil as you stir. Serve in bowls topped with Parmesan cheese. WE WANT YOU TO THINK OF US AS YOUR LAW FIRM. If you have a legal matter that needs attention, let us know. If we can’t handle the matter, we will refer you to a firm that can. Please feel free to refer us to your friends and family for their legal needs. We welcome the opportunity to help.
WWW.EMERYLAWOFF I CE . COM | 3
call or text ( 502 ) 771 - 1 LAW ( 1529)
Made with FlippingBook - Online catalogs