perfect rest

“Labor is a craft, but perfect rest is an art. It is the result of an accord of body, mind and imagination. To attain a degree of excellence in art, one must accept its discipline, one must adjure slothfulness. The seventhday is a palace in time which we build. It is made of soul, of joy and reticence…

There is a word that is seldom said, a word for an emotion almost too deep to be expressed: the love of the Sabbath…Love was knighthood’s service; it was loyalty and devotion; it was the noblest human giving. It was also the spring of excellence, the inspiration of high deeds.”

excerpts from: The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel