The smell of rum and sugar cane. Clean in a sweet way. Instant islands without all the flowery stuff. All you need is the bamboo whatever (curtains, furniture, trays), some limes and a flower behind your ear. Warm in the way the sun near the Equator can be - and an olfactory cue of the best order.
Chiffon in ways you’d never imagined. Cut to both reveal and enhance. Colors that’re like being melted and poured inside the most incredible Easter egg—merging both the sweetness of the “Bunny” and the majesty of the real reason for the celebration! Stella McCartney may be rock royalty, but she’s also bringing a deep-seated femininity to her clothes that transcends even the power of her lineage.
It’s not easy to find—it took a born-local to get me to the point— but there, on a split railing, all of Nashville tumbled out before me. As the trees rolled out and the vastness spewed before it, you could see an entire city in its majesty and its hope and its history. It says, “I am bigger and smaller than you imagine, so caught up in taking each moment of your life for the 3 square feet around you.” Every town and city has one of those, find it. Get connected to both how big and how small the world you really is—and find a whole new grandeur and intimacy to how you walk through this place.
The Weinstein Brothers brought the notion of “indie” (read: quality, not overt blockbuster) pictures into the mainstream—and they did it by playing the margins and upping the awareness. What started out as a good thing has spun off its access and become just as co-opted as everything it rebelled against. Biskind’s book looks at the dynamics, powerplays, erosion and reality of how it all went down. Barbarians at the Gate for the celluloid set.
Doing artist development, this is the north star I steer by. The truth is required, the delivery sometimes MUST get through. But to take someone’s hope, faith, to sow a valley of doubt in the name of change may be just as deadly as leaving the self-defeating pattern in its wake. You can share without destroying dreams—and Oliver Wendell Holmes can give you the hipcheck necessary to let you do it.