Towards a Photogenic Lifestyle
For my 60th birthday it seemed best not to have candles on the cake. The image of me blowing them out made me think of the goddess Athena. One day Athena was playing her flute when a group of rowdy gods showed up and started laughing at her because blowing on the flute puffed up her cheeks just like a chipmunk’s. Humiliated, Athena threw the flute on the ground and never played it again.
Luckily, I’m not as vain as Athena but I do care about personal aesthetics. That’s why I’d like to develop a photogenic lifestyle. In other words, I’d like to interrelate with daily life in such a way as to create Pretty Pictures in my mind.
Life is about interrelations—the way we interrelate with ourselves, with others, with the world around us. It is the quality of our interrelations that determines the quality of our life.