“To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.” Pablo Picasso
Picasso must have been talking about the wheels of progress continually turning in Aventura where enhancements such as the new Aventura Arts & Cultural Center are creating a “masterpiece” city!
“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” Thomas Alva Edison
Edison must have been talking about the never-ending quest of city leaders to improve the quality of life in Aventura …he certainly would be impressed by the undergrounding of utilities and the Police Department’s high-tech communication devices.
“All our progress is unfolding like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson must have been talking about all the big ideas to make Aventura a world class community that have since come to fruition – or maybe he just had a premonition about all the great produce now available at Target’s new grocery department!
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt must have been talking about the success of the Aventura City of Excellence School earning “A Grades” – or maybe he knew the city would be teaching future leaders great sportsmanship with the city’s youth sports leagues.
“This world owes all its forward impulses to people ill at ease.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
Hawthorne must have been talking about forward-thinking citizens dissatisfied with service from the county who helped make it possible for Aventura to achieve one of the most talked about achievements: Becoming a city in November 1995.