Barbara Outwin Hersey


10x14 inches

The mud was deep in Fredonia, NY that June.

It was 1990 and a Province 2 Youth Retreat at a camp on the eastern end of Lake Erie. The sun was bright and hot, the youth had only just started wearing shorts again. The winters are long in Western NY. I photographed and then drew a friend during a break time. She’s laying on a step, to avoid the deep wet field. Looking at the drawing I can feel again the great feeling of the gathering, hear the music, smell the long grass and mud baking in the sun, even squint from the brightness of the day!

The gift is rest and that in Christian fellowship there is great renewal.