Monday, 11 November 2013

An Inspiring Quote and a Happy Birthday




“The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.”





This quote is from my book by Rainer Maria Rilke, called 'Letters to a Young Poet'. I read it some time ago but books like this can be read so many times and each time you find something new that resonates. It's full of surprising wisdom considering Rilke himself was only in his twenties at the time!


“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” 
  
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And Most Importantly...


Naomi back in the day.




Us together in London Town a couple of weeks ago.

It's my eldest daughter's birthday today! Happy birthday! xx
    
                                                                     



13 comments:

Cath.H.C Photography said...


Very nice post!
Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your visit to my blog.

Paper rainbow said...

A lovely quote and such a beautiful piece, the jigsaw is a lovely addition. I also love your festive blogheader ;) I can almost smell the mince pies warming!

Paper rainbow said...

oh and happy birthday to your daughter too!! ;)

Merlesworld said...

Happy birthday to your daughter, everyone born in November is ok with me.
I like your picture.
Merle........

Els said...

Congrats to you and your daughter !

Love the lacy hair-do of this "Question" piece Jess !

chrissies said...

Wonderful piece of art and a very nice post. Thank you sharing the photographs of you both as well

Love Chrissie x

Kim Mailhot said...

"live along some distant day into the answer." How lovely is that?
Thank you for sharing your inspiration and your sweet process with us.
Happy Birthday to your daughter !
Happy 11-12-13 to you !

denthe said...

Intriguing painting ... Love that little upside-down head ... And it's nice to see the picture where you're working on her. Somehow I thought your paintings were much bigger, and I was wondering how you managed to finish so many ...;-) Happy B'day to your daughter!

Victoria said...

Hello beautiful friend...what a super-lovely post..very heartwarming and touching...so wise and full of inspiration! Your art is gorgeous and full of soul and spirit always! Yay.Happy Bday to your daughter..gorgeous picture!
Wishing you a happy week!
Victoria

Priti.Lisa said...

Thank you for calling me back here...I have missed you colorfulness,your happy art and I had a moment of Eternal Sunshine...I liked that movie very much. ♥ ♥ ♥

Studio Kaufmann said...

What a wonderful lively mixed media piece. Reminds me of an Elizabethan lady out with her parasol. Happy PPF

Martina said...

LOVE the Rilke quotes Jess, must get me that book! And the painting you show here is very pretty too - love the doilly - coiffure!

Palomasea said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter!
Yes, dear Martina...me too! Love Rilke...and your painting... :)
xoxo