Monday, November 10, 2008

God is in the details

“God is in the details.”
~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

There are so many minute particles to be contemplated and fine tuned when one has their own business. It is truly a staggering labor of love. The latest task on our desk is the enrichments of the little boxes which hold our solid and liquid perfumes. We have decided to enhance the little boxes with a lining and little pillows. The task involves many detailed steps to get to the end product.

“The true secret of happiness
lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”
~ William Morris

I am having considerable help by my uber talented mum, who makes the lovely crocheted bags for our perfumes. She has also been helping out with the inside details of the boxes.

“Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details,
worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour”
~ Henry David Thoreau

It's in all these fine details that I see how my history in the arts, specifically the book arts, begins to serve well. Having highly skilled, creative individuals adding their skill set is also an enormous asset.

Thus, I am off to yoga this morning in gratitude for all the little elves who are assisting in creating more beauty to the world.

“Every man's life ends the same way.
It is only the details of how he lived
and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”
~ Ernest Hemingway


ScentScelf said...

You inspire me to pay more attention as well...

...the boxes are lovely. I love taking the time to paying attention to detail like that. Somehow I feel that even if the recipient is not consciously aware of what is there, it still very much affects not just presentation, but reception and even understanding.

Illuminated Perfume said...

I'm happy to hear you are inspired. Did you go to art school? If so, remember how your perception really opened up to "seeing"? I remember that so fondly, I still adore those moments of awakening.

True there is an energetic imprint there whether consciously perceived or not.

Thank you for the insights Shelley!