He encouraged me; I shall never forget some of the things he said. He told me life isn’t easy, but it has consolations: religion, art, and the love one inspires in others. He often told me that the only mistake one makes in life is to cause others suffering.
Reading on the garden path (1883). Albert Aublet (French, 1851-1938). Oil on canvas.
There is a woman reading with no sense of movement. The peacefulness of the woman is paired with the vibrancy of the nature surrounding her. Perhaps the flourishing garden reflects her mind as she is indulging in her own consciousness or imagination.