I don’t want to be pretty. Pretty is pretty overrated if you ask me. I want to be elegant. For elegance is a refined grace. Dignified propriety. First thing that comes to my mind when the word elegance appears, is a swan. Swans are elegant, appearing to be gliding effortlessly across a body of water. Yet, underneath the surface, are the webbed feet that tirelessly move. And so, when I say that I want to be elegant, I mean it in the terms that I want to be the best that I can in whatever I do. The swan’s movement is a great metaphor for expertise and excellence. The reason why we admire great minds and athletic champions alike is because they make the sublime look easy. Effortless. They do all the hard work in the shadows, then display elegance in the open.
“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” – Giorgio Armani