“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Today, what I see first is washed, wet with color, after rain in the night. Hummingbirds come to the dripping honeysuckle outside my window, drinking in the sweetness. (And I learn, by coincidence, just after writing that, that honeysuckle is a medicinal flower, revered for thousands of years for its anti-inflamatory, anti-bacterial, and calming and relaxing properties.)
And here is Mary Oliver on mornings, and first light.
And here my character Audrey, in my yet-to-be-revised novel about Greek myths, and Crete, and story-telling. Her observation that with light, the world is back. Something akin to what Leonardo da Vinci says:
My goal today will be to hold that light in me, to remember what revelations its coming brings.
image: "First Light: by: © Matjaz Cater