Friday, July 29, 2011

Come Sit...



"What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject-matter, an art which might be for every mental worker, be he businessman or writer, like an appeasing influence, like a mental soother, something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue."

-Henri Matisse

When I see an empty chair, I also see an invitation: Come sit with me for awhile it says...
And when I take the time to accept the invitation, I am soothed and cultivate rest... and I begin to keep company with the art of balance and inspiration...

Where have you found chairs that welcome you?

I hope this weekend you find empty chairs and accept their sweet invitations...


7 comments:

Birdie said...

Thank you Karen for this reminder ... it's important to find the time in our 'rush here rush there' society to simply accept the invitation, to sit and just to be ... happy peaceful weekend to you my dear friend! much love and joy!!

Anonymous said...

What great chairs!! You find the best pictures of our world. Thank you for sharing this delight inspiration. I hope this weekend brings you peace and rest in the midst of busy times.
Pam xo

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I sit in my husbands red leather recliner. I put my head back, feet up and I get so relaxed that I'm asleep in minutes.

Anyes said...

Karen, I thank you for reminding me that empty chairs are open invitations to rest. I often tend to pass by then and seldom give them another look. I do have to say your photograph with this gorgeous chair, is very inviting indeed. Thank you
:-)

Christina said...

oh i love it! places to sit- we are sharing chairs today, my friend. great minds... lol
xoxo

d e l i g h t said...

Love this post and love chairs. Now when I look at them I will think a little differently about them. Have a great day.
Linda

kiki said...

I LOVE chairs, they are my friends, I like them all and am the customer who sits in them all. I want my friends to be able to chose their pleasure from the variety. I have always known a wingback waits for me in your home! Love to you.

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