Thursday, November 6, 2008

Suck the Marrow

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
~ Thoreau

We watched the film "The Dead Poets Society" last weekend. My daughter Eve is studying poetry in one of her classes right now and I thought it would be fun for the three of us to watch the film together. This film has all those key components that form great art, that "trinity" that Greg discusses.

The trinity:
* Mind; the idea and/or concept.
* Body; representing the materials.
* Spirit; the love, passion, integrity and/or soul nature.

All these components working together
at a high level of sophistication and awareness
create a synergy, creating art that becomes
more than the sum of its parts.

These components translate to all art forms, read more about how I use this concept in my perfumes, specifically Chaparral™, on the Perfume Critic website.

Image top: "Grow with Us", at right "Chaparral". ©Greg Spalenka The Chaparral image was originally for created for a book cover, I was the model for this piece.

Roxana Illuminated Perfume™

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