That canvas for us can mean a project, or a new path or simply the day…full of possibility.
We admire Fontana’s courage, forthrightly walking up to a blank canvas to make the first mark that will determine the ones to come.
The image is a kind of fuel, and a reminder to have courage and START…
We know that once we do, any fear will recede and ideas will come to meet us. Gary Snyder described this very amazing and mysterious process in “How Poetry Comes to Me“*
It comes blundering over the
Boulders at night, it stays
Frightened outside the
Range of my campfire
I go to meet it at the
Edge of the light”
We take heart in the idea that each day, each moment, is a blank canvas…with many ways to make a mark…