Ferdinand Cheval: The Postman who handbuilt his Ideal Palace
Are you or your children destined to be great? What defines greatness in today’s society? This is hotly debated and opinions are diverse. I think greatness is displayed by following one’s passion, contributing to society and leaving ‘a mark’ no matter how small. This story shows how a postman achieved greatness in his lifetime in a very unsuspecting way.
This story resonates with me as my children are always putting pebbles, shells and unusual pieces of wood in their pockets or stuffing them in my handbag when we go for a walk. The ‘best’ are kept and displayed in flower pots or on our deck with pride.