Two painters each painted a picture to illustrate his conception of rest.

The first chose for his scene a still, lone lake among the far-off mountains.

(photo courtesy of: King County)

The second threw on his canvas a thundering waterfall, with a fragile birch tree bending over the foam; and at the base of the waterfall, almost wet with the cataract’s spray, sat a wagtail on a rock.

(photo courtesy of Ronin Gallery)

The first was only stagnation; the last was rest.

(Adapted from Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman)


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