I was touched by Holly's post yesterday on Decor8, talking about her move to a new country and finally finding her place in the world. I totally get that and love that we all have a place that's special for us, or is still out there for us to find. It made me reflect on an Andrew Wyeth exhibition my family and I went to see at the Seattle Art Museum recently. A quote of his moved me:
"I couldn't get any of this feeling without a very strong connection for a place. Really, I think one's art goes only as far and as deep as your love goes. I don't paint these hills around Chadds Ford because they are better than the hills somewhere else. It's that I was born here, lived here - things have meaning for me." ~Andrew Wyeth
Image above (Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth) via Wikipedia, is currently in the collection of the Modern Museum of Art in New York City.