3.11.2011

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...


"Clay is molded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space where there is nothing...Thus, taking advantage of what is, we might recognize what is not." -Lao Tze


 
The side story: I took this photo in Chicago over 15 years ago so it's a scan of an old print of mine.  I like it but the daughter didn't.  Her response when I emailed the photo was "I don't love this picture... It was hard to think of one. I guess the first one that came to mind was the quote below, but like I said, I'm not sure I'm on board for this photo... "  I love that.  I love that we can be this honest with each other.

27 comments:

VildesVerden said...

I really like the picture. Happy weekend wishes to you

Krystal said...

for what its worth, i like the photo! i def see what you were going for :)

Debby said...

You two are so cute and yes, I love that you can be honest too! xo

Maria said...

I love this photo - but then - I thrive on order. It also has a strength to it. But the quote - it speaks to the side of me that recognizes my own weaknesses and frailties. That He is the Potter and I am the clay - I am only molded into something useful by His hands and where I lack - my open spaces - that is where His strength is truly allowed to be seen.

Quite a lovely pairing I think ladies. And that kind of honesty - well, that tells you volumes about your relationship, doesn't it.

Happy Weekend All!

Diana Mieczan said...

Its so nice that you have a great relationship with your daughter. Its so important! Btw: I love the photo and I think it fits the quote:) Enjoy your weekend. It seems that spring is here...Yay!!!

Teenage Bride said...

Oh Jeanette this is one of my favorites!

Have a great weekend!

vintch said...

i think it's beautiful:) it reminds me of a similar picture i took while also in chicago, at the bears stadium. those big pillars are amazing!

dreamday said...

what a great way of sharing and practicing how to see something through someone else's eyes. xo.

quintessence said...

The honesty is great!! LOVE the photo and this is the first time I haven't loved the quote for it as much - but then we know why - she just wasn't feeling the photo - and it happens!!

Kristin said...

You clearly have an amazing relationship!

kroney said...

Hmmm...yes, it does show that M isn't in love with the photo but I love the photo and the quote!

MJM said...

It's a great part of our relationship that we are so honest with each other. Happy weekend to everyone who isn't heading into finals week!

Stitchfork said...

...which makes your Friday "she read, she saw..." post even better!!
Have a fun weekend!
xo Cathy

ag. said...

Oh honesty! And I think it's great that you used the photo anyway. It just shows the variety of opinions that are out there and how we all view the world a little differently. I quite like the photo...and I'm always impressed with the quotes your daughter comes up with!

Stitchfork said...

Oh, and Jeanette - watch out for squirrels! Yes, that app places the furry guy into your photo.
xo Cathy

Mo Pie, Please said...

I definitely love the photo! Have a great weekend!

Nicole said...

You have to give her credit for being honest... LOL. Have a fabulous weekend!

Reya Mellicker said...

I love columns and I love this pic, though I have no quote to go with it. Columns create order out of chaos, they hold up big ole roofs. They make me feel calm. I needed this today. Thanks.

the chirpy bird said...

I love the relationship that you guys have and I love this tradition.
I also love the quote!
xxx t

Kimia Kline said...

i took a picture almost identical to this in haifa, israel. so lovely.

Punctuation Mark said...

what a great dynamic between the two of you! have a lovely weekend!

Krystal said...

Hey thanks for your input on the balance post! I'm also with you on the music thing...I eventually shy away from those blogs. I think the kind of people who blast music on their blogs and I wouldn't be friends anyway, haha!! (kind of kidding;))

Krystal said...

p.s and I love that you don't have word ver. always. everytime i don't have to do it i am happy :)

Beatnheart said...

loving this and you. have a wonderful weekend and enjoy our extra dayllight....

OneCraftyFox said...

I love this picture and your daughters quote!!

Hope you're having the best weekend :)

Vintage Home said...

It is the best that you are both honest...But I like the photo!

pamela said...

i had to read that quote a few times as it was thought provoking. i DO like the photo!