Archive for March, 2011

Fads and Fancies

Mindless Fashion, NYC © Jim Korpi

“To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.” ~ William Henry Channing

If you listen long enough to the changing winds you can hear it. Aging wisdom brings about this clairvoyance youth blindly stumbles over.
Fancies come wave-like, building slowly and gathering strength. Eventually the wave is so cluttered with intentions these trends lose meaning, origin and purpose. Their purpose lies only in the continuation of a new version of normalcy.
So consumed by fads, fashion, and trends, we let go of the practical in return for the novel. A search for difference evolves into a destiny of sameness.


Great Copper Search, Picher, Oklahoma © Jim Korpi

My feet were nimble and quick. Every step moved toward the stable footing of a solid stone. I descended the hillside like a wild ram. Millions of calculations flowed from stem to limb in a subconscious waltz of body and mind.
Humans are a supreme specimen of innate strength and keen movements. Sex and sport allow for a release of this native skill, but all else goes untouched and uncaressed. What we do not use in our sterile and stagnant lives should be recorded as the grandest waste of raw animal instinct, energy, prowess and primal divinity.

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