A little child who was watching him saw nothing more than large and small pieces of stone falling away left and right. He had no idea what was happening.
But when the boy returned to the studio a few weeks later, he saw to his surprise, a large, powerful lion sitting in the place where the marble had stood.
With great excitement, the boy ran to the sculptor and said:
"Sir, tell me, how did you know there was a lion in the marble?"
- Henri Nouwen