3.02.2012

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...


"It is not just about seeing the new; it is also about leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes." -Jan Myrdal

This is what my daughter said in the email she sent me with the quote, "I struggled with this one. I went through loneliness, change, abandonment... I finally settled on a moving on theme, but they were all too sad. But this photo does make me sad..."  I liked her thoughts on her selection, thought you would as well.


Photo info:  I took this in Wisconsin a few years ago.  It is a peek through the window of the high school my father attended.  There it was, empty and abandoned, I imagined it bustling and full of life.  My old high school is empty now as well.  It looked similar to this one.

15 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE that quote so much. Wish you a lovely Friday, my dear. xo

KR said...

Yes, it is a sad scene however I do like the chosen quote.
I'm so glad I toured the school when it was full of life!

French Basketeer.com said...

sad, an abandoned school!

MJM said...

It really did make me think about abandoning things... Interesting!

Happy Friday everyone!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love that quote... especially this week that has been very challenging a difficult for me... Happy Friday!

Andrew H. said...

One bit of good news is that while we were looking at the old school, we met a man who was in the process of buying it. He told us they were going to be breathing new life back into part of it and plan to be using it for classes once again.

Alexa said...

Wow. That is the perfect quote. The photo really does make me feel sad...but kind of in a good way I guess.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Jeanette, you gals should partner up on a book of these photos/quotes. I look forward to seeing/reading them!

Have a wonderful weekend!
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Thanks Kim!
If any publishers ever come knocking I'll let you know :)

Melissa Blake said...

Beautoful!

angryparsnip said...

That was a tough photo to find a quote for but also extremely thought provoking and interesting.
Rather happy to know some new life will be breathing into the old school.
Abandon school are always so sad to me.

cheers, parsnip

About Last Weekend said...

It does look run down but somehow silvery as though there is hope. Lovely quote.

Stitchfork said...

I'd like to think all those who went to school there had that as their starting guide on a path to great lives.
xo Cathy

BlogLoveTherapy said...

I think that's a lovely quote. What a neat little idea you guys have going. I agree with Kim. I look forward to reading and seeing more.

lisaroyhandbags said...

Such a great quote. It is a somewhat sad pic.