Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Happiness is just a hairflip away.
"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Hic et nunc,
here and now set no blinkers. It's not easy to create anything from what it is and what one is. It still remains to let go a basic element of life : desire.
A myth that first appeared in the epic poet Hesiod’s Theogony, Prometheus (from ancient Greek Προμηθεύς, "forethought") was disgraced for his over-reaching. A Titan known for his wily intelligence, he stole fire from the gods, gave it to mortals for their use and was chained in perpetual punishment to have his liver daily consumed by a raven, some say a rook, some say a crow. You may look for Nicolas-Sébastien Adam’s sculpture (1762) from Google Image Search.
Despite this perpetual punishment, Prometheus continued to live. Perhaps the greatest wonder in the story was that his liver grew again each night. A terrible punishment for a terrible crime, but a crime that benefits mankind, a christic figure made to suffer for bringing beneficence, a perverse example of ends justifying means.
Prometheus in this picture by Peter Greenaway, with an athletic stringy body and an expression of saintly weariness on his El Greco face, has been given a fiery wheel in his desperation to escape punishment. The wheel is courtesy of the astrologer Robert Fludd (1574-1637), and the chest and body cavity, peeled back ready for the sadistic raven, is courtesy of the anatomist Siegfried Bernhard Albinus (1697-1770). The background image represents a double king (whose grin is prophetic of those drawn by the children’s illustrator Maurice Sendak) which is borrowed from the image-authority Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680), who had been fascinated by reports he’d heard of a Chinese mountain shaped like a man. Prometheus runs down the variegated rocks with their patterns of handwritten and printed cross-hatching texts, away from the avenging gods who sit smugly with their arms crossed on the top of the hill.
The 45th issue of Crash is out, starring French actor Romain Duris (yes, him again) on the cover. The editorial below shot by Karim Sadli features Diego Krauss, Julian Henning, Taylor Fuchs and Simon Nessman (watch this).