A very good friend of mine sent me a few of his thoughts with the intention that I might share them with anyone who might be confronting the diagnosis of cancer.
A New Perspective
He said, “I came across a painter (and an entire movement actually) who's palate and emotion put onto the canvas left me feeling still and peaceful. His name is Georges Lacombe and the piece I saw was one of a green wave breaking within a slot canyon wall. The perspective was such that I felt crouched within the canyon myself awaiting the mist of the break.
The significance for me was the understanding that the wave came with penetrating force and made its way to such a hidden place. It's symbolic of the walls we find ourselves surrounded with in life, from circumstances and intentions - the cold rocks of grief, doubt, loneliness, and pain. The life giving water blasts through, symbolic to me of the living water.”