Who says Vogue isn’t relevant!

“They were charming eccentrics with marvelous imaginations, and there is so little room these days for wonderful people like that.” – William Norwich, April Vogue 2009

Norwich may have been writing about East Hampton’s two reclusive Edith Beales, circa 1976, but his comment on our culture is remarkably shrewd. When did we stop valuing creativity? Imagination? When it stopped making money, that’s when. So… why did we decide to stop buying?

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4 Responses to Who says Vogue isn’t relevant!

  1. Kristi says:

    too true!
    I think our capitalist society has devalued creativity because there is no definite direct capital gained in return, thus it has been overshaddowed by simplistic means of capital gain such as stock exchange or property – and look where it’s getting us now!

  2. Cymbria says:

    woop woop – poli-sci student K in the hizzle!
    I definitely agree with you. There’s no profit timeline involved in creative pursuits, and no “guaranteed return”.

    Funny thing is though, we’re so used to jumping at the bait when the latter concept is dangled that we can’t see how utterly ridiculous it is. Only within a extremely limited set of variables, within a very narrow window of time, can one realistically expect to predict the product of any data set. And that sure doesn’t sound very creative to me!

  3. Thérèse says:

    Miss you, chica. 🙂

  4. Cymbria says:

    I’ve been thinking about you lots lately, my extra special T. I have something in the works for you actually…think snail, old school, and what we’d both be doing for a dream living.

    Hmmmm, I think I’ve made this riddle epically more exciting than the answer.

    Ooooo is that another hint? lol

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