The Blank Canvas

masterpiece by 416styleNothing frightens me more than the blank canvas.

Pure freedom is terrifying.

It can be a paint canvas, an empty notebook, or a screen of white. 

In that moment, perfection.  Any thing I do, action I take, addition I make will break the perfection.  I will forever be chasing to recreate.

It’s easier to not start.  Leave the page blank.  Do not disturb.

But then, I do not own the blank canvas.  It’s not mine and never will be.

So I force myself to take the first step...

and the blank canvas is gone.

Posted By Mike On Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Michael C. Neel, born 1976 in Houston, TX and now live in Knoxvile, TN. Software developer, currently .Net focused. Board member of ETNUG and organizes CodeStock, East Tennessee's annual developers conference. .Net speaker, a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and ASPInsider. Co-Founder of FuncWorks, LLC and GameMarx.

Proud father of two amazing girls, Rachel and Hannah, and loving husband to Cicelie who inflates and pops his ego as necessary.

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