Artist Thoughts: "Lunch Break" (White Point Garden, Charleston, SC)

At the tip of the peninsula that is historic Charleston tourists and residents find relaxation and shade under the sprawling oak trees of White Point Garden. This peaceful paradise was once the scene of war. Among the trees are monuments to Revolutionary defenders of Fort Moultrie and to fallen heroes of the Civil War. Cannons on the Battery stand like silent sentries on the eastern boundary of the park where that war began. Today the park is alive with people of every age especially in the early evening when the working day is done. At lunchtime you see not just vacationers but businessmen too, grabbing a quick snack before heading back to their battle for bread. At work or play we live in the middle of both history and nature ruled by the all-wise Master of all. It pays to stop and notice.