11.18.2011

she read, she saw...

This is my weekly Friday feature. I send my daughter, who is finishing up her third year of law school in Seattle, WA, a photograph I took and she picks a quote to go 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...



"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."  –Anne Frank

Photo info: Another photo I took in China last month.  This beautiful woman was visiting the Summer Palace with what looked like her granddaughter .  They approached me with their camera and I assumed they wanted me to take a photo of them but that wasn't the case.  Through hand gestures and smiles, they made it clear this woman wanted her photo taken WITH me.  Our tour guide explained this woman, from a remote area of Tibet, had never seen an exotic westerner like me with big light colored eyes and blonde hair.  I then took here photo, we hugged and smiled.  The world felt big and small and magical all at the same time.  One of my favorite moments.  Love the quote my daughter picked to go with it!

14 comments:

Stitchfork said...

Perfect quote for this photo and I too think she is beautiful. Bet she has a lot of stories to tell.
xo Cathy

Diana Mieczan said...

It's a perfect pairing, indeed and I adore your story. It had to be so lovely to meet that lady:) Have a great Friday, my dear.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Such a true quote.

French Basketeer.com said...

Great quote, Great photo!

KR said...

So beautiful! Perfect choice for the quote M.
I see so much in this lady's face.
Wonderful weekend everyone.

MJM said...

What an amazing experience. Happy Friday!

Maria said...

How truly lovely a moment! Perfect quote MJM! Sure would like to see the photo of both of you! Blessings like this one to everyone!

Andrew H. said...

That was a really cool thing to see that woman ask for her picture with you. It's a big planet and we forget some folks don't get the opportunity to get out of their little section of it but once in a lifetime.

Have a great weekend all.

angryparsnip said...

Perfect in every way !

cheers, parsnip

bronwyn said...

Jeanette! I have so much to catch up on! Welcome back. China! I went to China on my honeymoon 10 years ago and the same thing happened to me. Isn't it fun to feel "exotic"? I can't wait to catch up on all your posts. It looks like we went to a lot of the same places. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

quintessence said...

Perfect pairing!! What a wonderful story- the world is certainly a wondrous place!!

Linda said...

So beautiful, so true, so absolutely you! Perfect pairing.

pamela said...

so true.
i really want to focus on that this coming year! must buy the FOUR AGREEMENTS again.

lisaroyhandbags said...

The best pic/quote pairing so far! :)