Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesdays with Words: Seeing a Flower

"Artist Georgia O'Keeffe, well-known American painter of the gigantic, exquisitely detailed flowers, knowingly remarked about her ability, "in a way, nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." With her science of relations, and a s a gracious hostess, Mason invites with time and means, her students to see, to make friends." (pg. 65 from The Living Page by Laurie Bestvater)

Learning to take time, to make connections, to ponder, to wonder, to think, to relish, to praise the God who ordained it all... these are the reasons I educate my children! It's easy to get caught up in the checklists & rush past things; to think that in simply doing more, we are accomplishing more. Charlotte Mason is teaching me to slow down & make friends. Oh, and the children are learning too. ;)

Oh, and I just had to share some of O'Keeffe's work:

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Carol said...

You just have to look at her paintings to see that she 'knows' her flowers. Not an artist we've studied so far but her work is quite unique.

Tully Family said...

We haven't studied her yet but I'm going to add her to the list. My little Abigail brings me a flower (or a weed- lol) every time she goes outside. The first picture I posted was of many she's brought me. :)

dawn said...

Learning to *revel* ... it improves our character too ... see, a theme :)

Tully Family said...

God is so good to teach us!!! ❤️