NATURE AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT: In Heschel's work about the Sabbath, he talks about how your celebration and relaxation on the Sabbath day contrasts your ordinary, mundane life. In a similar way, this piece in the museum let me step out of my typical day and experience something more beautiful and majestic than normal. This display of a beach scenery is very relaxing and shows the beauty of nature. Through this display, I am able to appreciate nature to a greater extent because I rarely see beaches anymore, now that I live in Gainesville. This piece does a great job of showing the mystery of the ocean — as the horizon fades, you can see that the body of water goes on for miles and miles. The ocean holds such a mysterious underworld that we, as humans, are not a part of, and this mystery makes nature more interesting.