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|Overcoming — no matter what|
I read about four fascinating people this week. Their achievements are extraordinary. They are models for all of those who have overcome to finish their race.
Willard Wigan is 50 years old. Willard can not read or write. He was once considered an illiterate failure. He states that he has a teacher to thank for his success. He said that she made him feel very small. That he was a nothing. She ridiculed and embarrassed him in front of the class.
Since his handicap of supposed illiteracy kept him from the mainstream, he withdrew into his own world of creations. He began creating micro-art to prove that there was no such thing as too small.
Willard is an artist, or better known as micro-sculpturer. He creates art on the inside of the head of a needle. No, I did not get that wrong. He constructs his art on the inside of a needle. Yes, that small hole where the thread goes through the eye of the needle. Yes, you read it right. Some even consider Wigan's art as the Eight Wonder of the World. He paints the caricatures with the hair of a dead fly. Some of his works are: The Wizard of Oz; The Stature of Liberty, Elvis Presley, The Titanic, and the list goes on and on.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com.