Who said,”The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret” ?
He also said,
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs?”
As we all know drugs are meant to remove us from reality, usually one that is annoying or painful to one that is pain free or pleasurable. The drug in this sense is an agent of change, and we are subject to the will of the drug.
But who was this person and what did he mean….?
“Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being”
“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”
You probably have guessed it by now-Salvador Dali.
I decided to do this particular post because a few years ago I had spent the summer in Barcelona, gone to the legendary Dali museum in Figures a short train ride away, and then received a nudge from the universe in a recent e-mail.
What made Dali so interesting to me was that he lived life so fully on the edge. He followed his own inner passions with such conviction that a fully supportive material world evolved to not only support and nurture him, but to do so with grandeur and style.
Dali is probably best known for his surrealism, but to me he created a fascinating and enchanting blends of aesthetically pleasing thought forms.
Perhaps because we are in this profound period of structural change at virtually all levels that the art of Dali is such a fitting metaphor. When he said, “ I am drugs” I sense that he understood he was his own “agent of change.” He was aware of his own ability not to just create art, but to create his life as he wanted it. Maybe it is this essence of Dali that is being called forth in all of us now as we and the world around us are under going profound change, His comment, “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” is appropriate food for thought.
Take a look at this video clip.