September 29, 2012

Re-breaking the Lense

Sometimes in life, it is necessary to take a step back from a project and let it reform in your mind. I do this often: sometimes for an hour, a day, a week, or, in this case, more than seven months. But with more life experiences under my belt, I am still very interested in continuing to explore the foundations of the Neo-Aristocratic aesthetic and applying it to my l.
Though I'll still undertake the more philosophic discussion of comparative lifestyles and what exact it is to be Aristocratic, the gist of my interest has turned instead to applying the aesthetic to my current lifestyle. After all, a philosophy is just so much hot air unless applied to your day to day life.
With that in mind, here are three new themes I will follow:
The Penniless Aristocrat
Neo-Aristocratic behavior and lifestyle should apply to everyone- not just those with a fat wallet. But it is easy while poor to fall into some bad and very un-aristocratic behaviors. I'll try to find the most Neo-Aristocratic way to deal with the mundane problems of public transport, landlords, thrift shopping and otherwise. 
Reflections on Refinement
Though the process of refinement is an internal one, the quality of material we have to reform matters a great deal. Here I will be reviewing various pieces of literature, music, art, theater, etc that I find to be Aristocratic. More importantly, I hope to offer tools to look at these pieces of fine art and literature so they can be fully appreciated.
Maintaining Health 
Finally, health of both body and mind is essential to living a good lifestyle- tortured poets aside. As I am studying Acupuncture and have always been interested in holistic medicine  this will be a small forum for me to put some of the lessons I've learned into practical use.
With these themes and others in the trend, I hope this next installation of "Life Through a Cracked Lens" will be an interesting read. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to email me or comment below.