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subtle energy.

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you don’t really need a Mayan elder to tell you this, but if it helps to facilitate a consciousness in eating habits… well …

“Eat wisely — a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy.”  -Carlos Barrios, Mayan Elder

a stylist, a writer, a poet, a photographer, a director, an interior decorator

good writers, good poets, good directors that is…

what do they all have in common?

THEY ALL NEED TO BE SHARP EDITORS.

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and what does it take to be an editor?

GOOD DECISION MAKER.

and what does it take to make good decisions?

  1. have a CLEAR VISION or if you haven’t figured out KNOW YOURSELF.
  2. LESS IS MORE, in the process shoot, write, sketch as much as you want BUT CLEAN IT UP.
  3. NEGATIVE SPACE- it’s when the space in between makes or breaks the piece.
  4. if you are going to go with MORE than LESS- BE BOLD, UNAPOLOGETIC and CONFIDENT– and be ready to DEFEND YOUR IDEA or BE IN THE “WHO CARES” attitude.

now go beyond mediocre…

There is a fundamental reason why we look at the sky with wonder and longing—for the same reason that we stand, hour after hour, gazing at the distant swell of the open ocean. There is something like an ancient wisdom, encoded and tucked away in our DNA, that knows its point of origin as surely as a salmonid knows its creek.

Intellectually, we may not want to return there, but the genes know, and long for their origins—their home in the salty depths. But if the seas are our immediate source, the penultimate source is certainly the heavens. The spectacular truth is—and this is something that your DNA has known all along—the very atoms of your body—the iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and on and on—were initially forged in long-dead stars.

This is why, when you stand outside under a moonless, country sky, you feel some ineffable tugging at your innards. We are star stuff. Keep looking up.
— Jerry Waxman