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A Spiritual View Reveals Life's Purpose

From the April 1974 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Hanging on a wall of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts is the large canvas by Paul Gauguin with the long title, "D'où venons nous? Que sommes nous? Où allonsnous?" (Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?) It shows groups of islanders Gauguin painted in Tahiti. They are in different poses indicating contemplation, wonderment, resignation.