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.

Posted March 19th, 2011 in Uncategorized.

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