3.04.2011

she read, she saw...

This is my weekly Friday feature. I send my daughter, who is living in Seattle while she is in school, a photograph I've taken and she sends me back a quote she feels goes with it. So the image is something I photographed that touched me and the words are something she read that touched her. Hopefully, both pieces will be a bit more inspiring as a result...


"I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing. I see ever increasing possibilities before life, and I see no limits set to it at all. Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn. Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations." -H.G. Wells


Side note: When she first sent the quote back I quickly replied "didn't I send you a photo of a bicycle?"  Her response, after a ha ha, was yes and that was the quote that first came to her mind.  She offered another but I like how what I think of when I look at the image is very different than what she thinks of so I'm leaving it.  What does it make you think of?
I don't blog on the weekends so here's hoping you have a great one and I'll see you on the flipside.

30 comments:

Felicity said...

Like a bicycle we have within us the capacity to move forward or stop depending upon which pedal we choose to push, or lever we choose to squeeze.

Sometimes the effort to be propelled forward is enormous, at other times we are able to coast along but no matter what there will be times when we can expect to fall.

If ever this occurs, we all know what to do....get straight back on and start pedaling.

xx Felicity

PS Thank you for this series, I like the way that you stretch my thinking each week. x F

VildesVerden said...

I really enjoy these posts. Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Tess Kincaid said...

Ah, I see endless possibilities in a parked bicycle. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely weekend! xx

Teenage Bride said...

yet another lovely pairing.

I hope you enjoy your weekend Jeanette!

Mary ❤ Mur said...

i love your blog so much.))*

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Forward movement :)

Nicole said...

do you take all those photos? Very cool! And it is great to see how 2 different people perceive things.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Felicity, love your thoughts as always.

Yes Nicole, I take all the photos on my blog except the four lovely women posts of course.

kroney said...

I see the ancient wall in the photo and think of the different modes of transportation that have passed the wall. For me the quote and photo are perfectly matched.

angryparsnip said...

Again a wonderful paring.
I especially like the photo.
What is it about a bike leaned against a wall that makes you think of where this bike has been and the possibility of where it can go.

Have a lovely weekend...

cheers, parsnip

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally see that the bike represents the endless possibilities. For me this is a perfect match and I adore that photo so much. It would look fantastic framed:) Have a relaxing weekend, darling

ag. said...

I love that photo.
So not what first came to my mind but as soon as I started reading it, it made me look at the photo differently. That's why this series is so great!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I think of Paris when I see bicycle images, I am not entirely sure why. My - I love Felicity's response!

Have a great weekend!!

the chirpy bird said...

OH i love this... just gorgeous!
And p.s. that book idea is GENIUS!
ahahha
xx

Carol Schiff Studio said...

What a sweet tradition you are establishing with your daughter. Love it.

quintessence said...

And isn't that funny? For some reason for me it instantly made sense!! Both for the movement forward and also because it looked like it might be a bike parked at university. I obviously like the way she thinks - and you too of course - have a great weekend!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow I think that is such a special mother- daughter thing to do!! Great post!

Maria said...

Love the photo - think they are well paired. Makes me think of simpler times, oh and the sea side.

Andrew H. said...

Very nice pairing. I had to think about it a while but then I saw how the two work together.

Have a great weekend all!

MJM said...

I love that there are so many different responses! Happy weekend everyone.

Indie.Tea said...

That is a great idea (the photo quote exchange). And somehow, a bicycle does represent hope and progress. I suppose - bicycling is somewhat futuristic, better for the environment...
p.s. a very belated for the GF recommendations. Have you heard of Blackbird Bakery? I've been seeing their gluten free book everywhere...

designchic said...

Another great Friday pairing...love it!! Hope your weekend is wonderful ~

Debby said...

Oh, you and your daughter are just the cutest! I love her quote... it's like you can ride off into a world of possibilities! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jeanette!! xo

koralee said...

Love this my friend. xoxoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Enjoyed your post, as always.

Have a sweet Saturday, Jeanette xxxx

Privet and Holly said...

Bicycles represent
freedom to me, as I
remember how I could
bike around my neighbor-
hood and then later, my
little town...all by
myself....getting from
point A to point B. So
I totally GET the quote
from your daughter!! I
am betting that my own
girl will be writing me
from the West Coast in just
a couple of years, as we
are going to check out
several colleges out there.
I LOVE that the two of you
connect in this way every
week!!
xx Suzanne

RockinJ9designs said...

I see a boy who wears rubberbands around his pant legs so he doesn't get yelled at for tears.

Kimia Kline said...

love that quote by Wells.

audrey marie said...

these are my favorite posts. so sweet.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Hi Pam, I don't remember if that was white paint or not. I took the photo in Poland many years ago now and no I've never really tried to golf in any real sense :)