Into God’s temple of eternity,—The father of Raymond Moriyama, found in his book In Search of a Soul
Drive a nail of gold.
Raymond Moriyama is the Japanese-Canadian architect behind the Canadian War Museum.
During the Second World War, his family was sent to an internment camp in British Columbia. But his father was separated from them and sent to a POW camp in Ontario. The family was eventually reunited and when Moriyama graduated from high school, his father gave him a hand scripted copy of the quote above.
The words have been popping into my head in recent weeks. Perhaps Remembrance Day prompted that, because one of Moriyama’s war museum design features was a shaft of light that shines on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11:00 a.m. on November 11.
The inspirational quote makes me want to get off my couch. It makes me try that little bit harder to finish whatever I’m doing to its fullest extent.
To make whatever I’m doing a little bit shinier.