What will you paint on the canvas of today? I awoke this morning and wrote my gratitude list, which I hadn't done in almost a month; at the end I wrote that I am grateful for today and for the blank canvas that it is.
Today is all mine to paint in vivid colors and shapes and light and textures. I feel inspired by having been to the German-born early century painter, Ferlinger's, exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts a few weeks ago. What impressed me about his work is the central theme of light and how he plays with prisms in his paintings.
Thinking of my day in terms of light and prisms, what is the light I can let in to shine on my day that will create beauty and wonder in my life? This reminds me about my favorite line from a Leonard Cohen song: "Forget your perfect offering. There are cracks in everything. That's how the light gets in."
Where are you letting your light in?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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