Picasso once said, "When I was a child I drew like Michelangelo. It took me years to learn to draw like a child." Sometimes we give up too soon in life. When one path, or career or relationship seems too difficult, we may want to quit and try something else. Yet if we keep giving up on each thing that seems difficult, we never stay with anything long enough to go beyond the surface. Real learning in life comes when we are willing to pursue things to their depth and discover their inherent meaning and value. An interviewer once said to the great writer, William Faulkner, "Some people say they can't understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?" Faulkner replied, "Read it four times." Anything worthwhile in life usually requires time, commit-ment, patience and persistence. Let's not be in such a hurry to get on with our life that we miss the point of our life itself. We can decide to pursue our journey to its depths and discover the hidden joy at the heart of all things.