Friday, August 13, 2010

Break . . .

I am taking a short break today and next Tuesday because I am going back to Virginia (from Texas) and I need to pack and drive a long way. Expect to see my next post a week from today.

However, I would hate to leave you with nothing, so I am going to share a poem with you that one of my friends recently shared with me.


As long as the woman from Rijksmuem
in painted silence and concentration
day after day pours milk

from the jug to the bowl,
the World does not deserve
the end of the world.
- Wislawa Szymborska

I thought this was especially appropriate since I recently referenced this painting in my post about Kingdom Come. In case you forgot what it looks like I have posted it below:

Also, if you happen to be seeking a little zany music enjoyment I offer "Ghost of Stephen Foster" by The Squirrel Nut Zippers (http:// and the completely odd La Cenerentola by Rossini (http:// Until next time; go enjoy some art!

1 comment:

  1. Jill, this is one of my all time favorite paintings! Vermeer makes me want to cry, be still, and smile all at the same time!