Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Child of mine



While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762


Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~Rabindranath Tagore

13 comments:

Annie Coe said...

I love these quotes! And the photo of your little one is so sweet.

kris said...

beautiful photo and love that last quote...

rochambeau said...

Ooh Yes Yoli! We can learn much though watching children. What comes to mind is having curiosity, and not having preconceived notions. It's strange about the latter. How being judgmental can seep into a life without us knowing it. It's important to continue to learn from the eyes of a small child. Thank you friend.
xox
Constance

My Castle in Spain said...

Holà Yoli!
You always have the "chic" to find so beautiful quotes! and these ones about childhood especially...

J.J. Rousseau was our idol at school, for his praise of freedom of spirit (his works are usually part of the literature program in France)

ps: thanks for your suggestion Yoli. but yes, it's Faulkner.I was watching this French movie "La chamade" with the sweet Catherine Deneuve and at one point she's quoting a few lines from a novel or essay by Faulkner praising the art of contemplation, procrastination etc..so it intrigued me..!

Vivian M said...

That first qoute is so true. I learn something new every day with Kerri.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love those pony tails!
I'm trying hard to remind myself lately to be more like a child--loving first, doubting last, quick to believe, really seeing what is around me.
I enjoyed the quotes!

birdtweets said...

will you just look at those perfect pigtails :) i love the last quote. such a comfort to nod my head yes!, this is true!
xo

MotherMotherOcean said...

To the world you are one person but to one person you are the world.

redmaryjanes said...

Beautiful Yoli!
I love the quote about skipping and playing and never being this busy again.

willow said...

Beautiful photo of your daughter. I love all three of those quotes!

Jeanne said...

I love your journal.
Blessings~

Mélanie said...

wonderful quotes ! I love watching children and they teach me a lot !
gorgeous picture

Beverly said...

that is a great pic worthy of framing for sure.