"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Quote for the Day

“Wherever you are, be all there....”  

Jim Elliot

Fun with Baby, by Giuseppe Magni


  1. That is so true! The world seems to run on drivenness. As the song so aptly puts it "running in circles; loosing their minds!" And boy, can that creep into our heads & hearts if we're not continually washed.

  2. What a wonderful reminder and what a great painting!

  3. I love the baby on the floor laying there naked bottomed.

  4. I like this quote. My daughter Robyn who just recently married suggested homes keep a cell phone basket near the entry for each visitor to drop their phones in before visiting! Ditto for ipods too!

  5. I love the looks of happiness and contentment on the women's faces. They are definitely "all there", enjoying what they have - not fretting over what they should be doing. Makes me think of Mary and Martha.

    Thanks for the quote!

  6. My dad's said something to the same affect of this quote when I was worried about a friend going through something. The only way to help anyone near or far is for me to be "present".