"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."
Paul Klee, 1879-1940
Friday, March 05, 2010
When the family cleaned out DH's grandparents' home I took very few things because our styles were light years apart. However, I did grab this darling little lady for my mom who had many items in her home that were Japanese, and her decorating and aesthetics ran in that direction. I love it, though it is not anything I ever would have picked out for myself. I love it because my mother was delighted with it. And I love it because everytime I look at it I think of her. I can hear her giddiness and see her wide smile when she opened the paper bag, saw it inside, and pulled it out. It is tiny, and graceful, like she was. And it has a sweet face like she had. It sits in front of one of her Japanese marble plaques, just like it did at her house all those years she owned it. I love it most of all because she loved it. Oh, and...the vest...the orange vest...