" Ainda assim - de certa forma - ninguém vê uma flor - realmente - é tão pequena - não temos tempo - e ver leva tempo, gostar de ter um amigo leva tempo ... "
Com Paciência e Tolerância .. conseguimos ver uma flor ..
“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower—the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower—lean forward to smell it—maybe touch it with your lips almost without thinking—or give it to someone to please them. Still—in a way—nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small— we haven’t time—and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.. ..’So I said to myself—I’ll paint what I see—what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it—I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers: ‘Well—I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower—and I don’t.”
—Georgia O’Keeffe. From Georgia O'Keeffe (New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, Viking Press, 1985)
Pictured: Leonard Baskin, Georgia O’Keeffe Holding a Book, bedroom, Abiquiu, 1966