art and reading – and contentment

This painting by Frederick Childe Hassam is beautiful and speaks to me of a feeling of contentment while reading (reading is as necessary as breathing).  Can’t you see this lovely woman reading a chapter or two and glancing up to see a bird flitting from tree to tree, hearing the distant sound of children playing up the street, the muted sounds coming from conversations in the house – then eyes back to the next chapter.  What a relaxing and peaceful respite.


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Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

Posted on January 3, 2010, in Art and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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