When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

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A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Highlight of the Evening

Perhaps the greatest moment of my evening was seeing my son Robert who I had only spoken with almost daily throughout my five week stay during my residency. I will post other images and reflections from the evening but my children have been gracious enough to allow me this time and acknowledging them is of the utmost importance for me. Christina, my 19 year old daughter,is currently in Virginia and was unable to attend. She did visit my studio, early in my stay, and is always present as she is my muse and her image is often included in my work.
I believe the greatest gift I can give to my children is my own success and independence as I become who I am meant to be. They are much the same. I wish for them to discover their purpose and their passion and to live as independent and mindful individuals in this vast world.

So to my son Robert, who makes my heart sing, who makes me laugh and who upon seeing me called me "Jubraseph" and "Joey": I love you and want to thank you and Daddy for sharing in my special evening.You and Tia inspire me and make me know and feel "true" love.
May you always find beauty in the world around you, even if it means leaving to do so. I am always with you. Love, Jubraseph 0x0x0

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see these images, now it's time to go home. Relax, accept and beware of the possible letdown after your flight. Love. JDR


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