“Arthur Rubenstein, one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, when asked how he creates the tone he plays, said he once heard a woman sing. She sang with the most beautiful tone and he observed how she would pause. She stopped to take a breath. Rubenstein learned to do the same at the piano. Every time his fingers paused to touch the keys, it was like taking a breath.
“The act of pausing at the keys created a beautiful tone. Rubenstein said when he touched the keys, he would feel the song sing in him . . .”
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10 NIV 1984)
“The root word for workmanship is poiema. It means “work of art.” Poiema gives us the English word poem. You and I are God’s poetry. We are his masterpiece.
“When we pause in solitude, a beautiful tone is created. God touching our soul is God’s workmanship. We are God’s artwork . . .
“Solitude has become the canvas of whitespace I can enter into–vibrant and real–for God. I want that special tone to resonate from my soul. I want a quality in my relationship with Jesus that comes only through breathing in whitespace.
“Solitude has become my soul art.” ~
Bonnie Gray in Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest
In the stillness,
Welcome to the Still Saturday Community where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and reflect on the depth of sparse words. We’d love for you to join us. Grab the button and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.