The mayor of a town wanted to memorialize an old town hero.
In doing so, he offered a competition to all of the artists, inventors, engineers, and tradesman to come up with the best idea to remember this great man.
The artists had the traditional idea of memorializing the man in sumptuous statuary, both in marble and bronze.
Both the inventors and engineers had the decidedly modern idea to imbue his legacy within a functional structure, such as an edifice with a water feature and garden.
The tradesman, being very different in their trades as blacksmiths, carpenters, stonemasons, horticulturists; even bakers and butchers were able to come up with particular ideas, sense of course,
...the myth and legend was still a “man”.
One tradesman carried on the legacy of 5 generations of candlemakers.
Not too many people know of all that goes into candlemaking:
They must get their wax from the beekeepers.
They must get their scents from the gardeners.
They must get their wicks from the textile workers
They must work with the metalworkers and carpenters for their candlesticks.
It is a very “interdisciplinary” profession; so when it came time for this candlestick maker to present his idea after everyone else presented their grand plans.
He asked for everyone who had presented to come back up to the stage.
“Everyone who has presented their idea for this great man’s memorial is so highly skilled in their respective work that they are considered masters.”
“My idea? Well since Edison’s electric light has taken over the world, I don’t sell my wares to much anyone else but the Holy Orders, and thus, I only offer to make a senser to be place at the altars and plinths these gentlemen’s memorials…
...but I also want to say why not utilize everyone’s talent to develop a memorial as a community effort?”
The mayor took this into consideration,
and decided to go with the candlemaker’s idea.