Friday, August 16, 2013

Just a Quote {and a Simple Moment} for Friday

My blog friend Alexa hosts a link-up each month that she calls "Simply a Moment."
This month I thought I'd share a photo of something that represents a moment in time.
 
I've always loved this popular photo, taken by Albert Eisenstaedt of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square back in 1945. I think it's such an evocative photo, and it freezes that passionate moment in time.
 
While Doug and I were in San Diego last weekend we met family for dinner at a restaurant down by this dock, and I was delighted when I saw this huge sculpture depicting that wonderful photo. That moment in time, frozen forever, that speaks volumes of relief, joy and passion. And the sun setting behind it in that moment? It was just spectacular.
 
And now for my quote:
 
Unconditional Surrender, San Diego, California

“Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love. We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us. The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.”

15 comments:

Sian said...

That works so well as a "moment"..I like your thinking.

debs14 said...

That is an amazing statue - the sheer size of it! And what a great quote to accompany it.

alexa said...

I have never come across this before - wonderful to see its size and power. Your quote is very enriching too and beautifully paired. How special you got to see it in person! Thank-you so much for joining in and contributing this month - always a delight to see your link :).

Cheri said...

LOVE the quote!

Audrey said...

Deb, that picture is really amazing! And your quote today....made me almost teary....I must be a big ball of mush on this Friday! Hope you have a lovely, lovely weekend....will hopefully get to respond to your email then!!! XOXO

Cris AdF said...

the quote is just perfect!
cris
lalchimisteartisane.blogspot.com

Susi said...

Lovely photo, perfect quote!

Miriam said...

This is very beautiful Deb, quote , thoughts and picture.

Sinead said...

I love this statue and moment, and you describe it so well. I just discovered your blog through Alexa's meme! Will be following along :)

Jennie said...

I love your moment Deb - beautiful sentiment, perfect photo and your quote is completely wonderful. Thanks so much, J x

Amy said...

I love the size of the sculpture Deb and you have chosen a sensational quote to pair up today!

Missus Wookie said...

Amazing size of that statue and lovely quote.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a beautiful quote!
Rinda

Carola Bartz said...

A fabulous quote! What a lovely statue - when I saw your picture I immediately had to think of that famous photo even before I read your lines. Wonderful!

Becky said...

Like your 'moment'. The photo is wonderful and I love the quote too.

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