Not without design does God write the music of our lives. Be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the "rests." They are not to be slurred over, not to be omitted, not to destroy the melody, not to change the keynote. If we look up, God Himself will beat the time for us. With the eye on Him, we shall strike the next note full and clear.
Streams in the Desert
By Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman
As one who played the clarinet in the school band, I understand how the musician must stay focused during the rests in a piece of music. It is not a time to turn away from the director and day dream. Instead it’s a time to double your focus so as not to miss the cue for your next note.
Time to refill my cup and sharpen my focus on my Director. My music depends on it!