15 December 2011

A Sojourn : Madeline Weinrib's INDIA

Madeline Weinrib has just returned for a Sojourn to India- here a glimpse of some of the colors that inspired her -

Travelling the Path 

chapter I

"Nothing was, nothing will be, everything has reality and presence."

chapter II

"But he who found, could give his approval to every path, every goal; nothing separated him from all the other thousands who lived in eternity, who breathed the Divine."

chapter III

"Siddhartha's sympathy and curiosity lay only with the people, whose work, troubles, pleasures, and follies were more unknown and remote from him than the moon.
Although he found it so easy to speak to everyone, to live with everyone, to learn from everyone."

chapter IV

"One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. 
Everything else was seeking - a detour, error."

chapter V

"All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life"

chapter VI

"He saw all these forms and faces in a thousand relationships to each other, all helping each other, loving, hating, destroying each other and become newly born. Each one of them was mortal, a passionate, painful example of all that was transitory. Yet none of them died, they only changed, were always reborn, continually had a new face: only time stood between one face and another."

chapter VII

"He rose, said farewell to the mango tree and the pleasure garden."

chapter VIII

 “He [Siddhartha] saw people going through their lives in the manner of a child or an animal, and he both loved and disdained this at the same time. He saw them striving – and suffering and getting gray – over things that seemed to him completely unworthy of this price: over money, over small pleasures, over a little respect."

chapter IX

"Now, he thought, that all transitory things have slipped away from me again, I stand once more beneath the sun, as I once stood as a small child. Nothing is mine, I know nothing, I possess nothing, I have learned nothing."

chapter X

"I am very content with this trip. I got to know a lot of people, I made friends with a Brahmin, I had children sitting on my lap, farmers showed me their fields...I got to know people and places, I enjoyed hospitality and trust, I found friendship."


All photographs are by Madeline Weinrib and or the property of Madeline Weinrib, used with express permission

quotes from the novel SIDDHARTHA, by Hermann Hesse written in 1922. It is a beautiful book and a favorite.

add'l images in this post that accompany Madeline's photographs and quotes from Siddhartha are from top to bottom:
painting by Rothko, Pink & Yellow
photograph by K-Narf , Carroussel
painting by Duncan Grant Seguillada -Bathing, (1911)
painting by Maurice Pendergast, The Picnic 1914
photograph of Audrey Hepburn
photograph from Vogue by Cecil Beaton
painting by Gustav Klimt, Pond at Schloss Kammer on the Attersee ,1909.
image, 'Papacha', BALENCIAGA dress fabric
portrait by John Singer Sargent of Isabella  Stewart Gardener
painting by Rothko

PROJECT MALA is an action program for the elimination of child labor in the carpet weaving industry through education and community outreach. As the cornerstone of its mission, the organization funds and operates nine schools throughout India’s carpet belt. MADELINE WEINRIB is a Proud Supporter of the program- Read more about the Project Here.

.1914 The Picnic by Maurice


  1. India and its global effect has also made a mark on the hospitality sector. Especially when resorts in India are catching up. Opulent infrastructure, suites, Spa and golf course are eye-catchy. India is moving ahead and we need to understand in our lives that we need to enjoy the comforts of life.

  2. the pictures are fabulous



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