Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, 19th century physician and poet)

Is life more an art or a science? We know that proper nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle are factors that can, at least in part, be calculated, and we can pursue the proper equations to maintain life. But, if that’s all there is, wouldn’t that be rather boring and unproductive? Add some color, music, theater, companionship; well, that sounds more enticing, doesn’t it?

It is good for people to eat, drink, and enjoy their work. . . . And . . . to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God (Ecclesiastes 5:18-19).